A History of the Jewish Community in Istanbul by Minna Rozen PDF

By Minna Rozen

ISBN-10: 9004185895

ISBN-13: 9789004185890

This quantity offers the transformation of the Greek-speaking, Romaniot Jewish neighborhood of Byzantine Constantinople into an Ottoman, ethnically different immigrant neighborhood, displaying the impression of the Ottoman conquest on cultural and social values. New and latest assets remove darkness from a society that used to be haunted through the dislocation and bereavement of the expulsion from Spain yet was once however materialistic and pleasure-seeking, with funds and pedigree as best values. The society continually redefined its relationships and bounds with its former Iberian global and with the Ottoman non-Jewish global round it. The e-book is necessary to the learn of Istanbul, fairly its Ottoman Jewish group. The chapters on kinfolk Formation and Social styles serve relations historians learning the early smooth interval. This moment variation comprises numerous pages of corrections and additions.

Biographical note
Minna Rozen, Ph.D. (1977) in Jewish heritage, Tel Aviv collage, is a Professor of Jewish historical past on the college of Haifa, Israel. She has released greatly on social historical past of the Sephardic Diaspora within the Mediterranean basin in Hebrew, English and French, and initiated significant documentation initiatives of Jewish remnants in those regions.
All these attracted to the historical past of the Ottoman Empire, specifically the background of Istanbul and/or the heritage of the Sephardic Diaspora. contributors of this Diaspora worldwide and Sephardic genealogists.
'...very concise, lucid, methodic and insightful...This ebook is a milestone in old reviews of the Jews within the Ottoman Empire.'
Maria Eftymiou, BHMA, 2003.
'...full of aspect and touching upon each attainable point in regards to the existence and instances of the early Jewish neighborhood of Istanbul…'
Sara Nur Yildiz, H-Net stories within the Humanities & Social Sciences, 2003.
' ...a significant contribution to Jewish and Ottoman social heritage' Avigdor Levy, overseas magazine of heart East reports, 2004
'...an very important learn that gives a lot perception into the lifetime of Jews in early sleek Istanbul', Marc Baer, magazine of the industrial and Social background of the Orient, VOL. XLVII, 2004

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