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Title Italian Jewish networks from the seventeenth to the twentieth century : bridging Europe and the Mediterranean / Francesca Bregoli, Carlotta Ferrara degli Uberti, Guri Schwarz, editors.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan [2018]

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Subject Jews -- Italy -- History.
Jews -- Europe.
Jews -- Identity.
Jews -- History.
Alt Name Bregoli, Francesca,
Ferrara degli Uberti, Carlotta,
Schwarz, Guri,
Description 1 online resource (x, 219 pages)
Summary The volume investigates the interconnections between the Italian Jewish worlds and wider European and Mediterranean circles, situating the Italian Jewish experience within a transregional and transnational context mindful of the complex set of networks, relations, and loyalties that characterized Jewish diasporic life. Preceded by a methodological introduction by the editors, the chapters address rabbinic connections and ties of communal solidarity in the early modern period, and examine the circulation of Hebrew books and the overlap of national and transnational identities after emancipation. For the twentieth century, this volume additionally explores the Italian side of the Wissenschaft des Judentums; the role of international Jewish agencies in the years of Fascist racial persecution; the interactions between Italian Jewry, JDPs and Zionist envoys after Word War II; and the impact of Zionism in transforming modern Jewish identities.
Contents Intro; Contents; Notes on Contributors; Chapter 1: Introduction; 1 Exceptional and Representative, Local and Global; 2 Italian Jews and Translocal Ties; 3 Historiographic Turns; 4 New Perspectives on Italian Jewish Connections; 5 Conclusion; Chapter 2: Rabbi Abraham Rovigo's Home as a Center for Traveling Scholars; 1 Rabbi Abraham Rovigo; 2 Visitors; 3 Rovigo's Networks; 4 Other Lessons of the Rovigo Circle; Chapter 3: La Puerta de la Franquia: Livorno and Pan-­Jewish Networks of Beneficence in the Eighteenth Century
Chapter 4: Elia Benamozegh's Printing Presses: Livornese Crossroads and the New Margins of Italian Jewish History1 The World of a Livornese Publisher in the Nineteenth Century; 2 Between Affinities and Business Strategies: Catalogues Explained; 3 Resisting a Sephardic Twilight?; 4 Benamozegh and the Margins of Italian Jewish Identity; Chapter 5: Claiming Livorno: Citizenship, Commerce, and Culture in the Italian Jewish Diaspora; 1 Mediterranean Networks and the Bonds of Commerce: Livorno, Tunisia, and the Moreno Family
2 Becoming "Italians" in the Tunisian Context: The Moreno Family and Cultural CitizenshipChapter 6: Living in Exile: Wissenschaft des Judentums and the Study of Religion in Italy (1890s-1930s); 1 Wandering Scholars: The Arrival of the Polish Rabbis; 2 "A Jew Among the (Catholic) Modernists": A Religious Turn?; 3 The "Warzone" of the Historical Jesus: Entangled Representations; 4 Transnational Intellectuals and the Human Condition of Exile; Chapter 7: Under Observation: Italian Jewry and European Jewish Philanthropic Organizations in 1938-1939; 1 1938: An "Annus Horribilis" for Italian Jews
2 The First Signs of Anti-Semitism in Italy (1936-1937): The Reaction of the British and French Jewish Associations3 "The Origin of the Malady Being Political, the Cure Must Be Political" : The Racial Laws of 1938 and the First Steps Taken by the French and British Jewish Institutions to Defend Italian Jews; 4 "Our Problem, I Think, Is How to Ward Off the Avalanche with a Cricket-Bat." Strategies to Assist Italian Jews in 1939; 5 Conclusion; Chapter 8: Jewish DPs in Post-War Italy: The Role of Italian Jewry in a Multilateral Encounter (1945-1948); 1 Introduction
2 The Jewish DPs in Italy. How Many?3 DPs Camps and Hakhsharot; 4 The Role of Italian Jewry: Institutions and Individuals; 5 Conclusion; Chapter 9: Young Italian Jews in Israel, and Back: Voices from a Generation (1945-1953); 1 Group Portrait of a Generation; 2 External Influences and Relations; 3 Internal Influences and Relations; 4 Some Internal Conflicts and Divisions; 5 Some Returns; 6 Conclusions; Name Index; Place Index
Note Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on September 04, 2018).
ISBN 9783319894058 electronic book
3319894056 electronic book
OCLC # 1046634145
Additional Format Print version: Italian Jewish networks from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. Bridging Europe and the Mediterranean. Cham : Palgrave Macmillan 2018 9783319894041 (OCoLC)1043446019.