By Minna Rozen
This quantity provides the transformation of the Greek-speaking, Romaniot Jewish group of Byzantine Constantinople into an Ottoman, ethnically assorted immigrant group, exhibiting the impression of the Ottoman conquest on cultural and social values. New and latest resources remove darkness from a society that was once haunted through the dislocation and bereavement of the expulsion from Spain yet was once however materialistic and pleasure-seeking, with cash and pedigree as ideal values. The society continuously redefined its relationships and limits with its former Iberian international and with the Ottoman non-Jewish global round it. The ebook is critical to the examine of Istanbul, rather its Ottoman Jewish group. The chapters on family members Formation and Social styles serve relatives historians learning the early sleek interval. This moment variation comprises a number of pages of corrections and additions.
Minna Rozen, Ph.D. (1977) in Jewish historical past, Tel Aviv college, is a Professor of Jewish heritage on the college of Haifa, Israel. She has released commonly on social heritage of the Sephardic Diaspora within the Mediterranean basin in Hebrew, English and French, and initiated significant documentation tasks of Jewish remnants in those regions.
All these drawn to the historical past of the Ottoman Empire, specifically the background of Istanbul and/or the background of the Sephardic Diaspora. contributors of this Diaspora around the globe and Sephardic genealogists.
'...very concise, lucid, methodic and insightful...This publication is a milestone in historic reports 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 occasions of the early Jewish group of Istanbul…'
Sara Nur Yildiz, H-Net studies within the Humanities & Social Sciences, 2003.
' ...a significant contribution to Jewish and Ottoman social background' Avigdor Levy, foreign magazine of heart East stories, 2004
'...an vital examine that provides 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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A History of the Jewish Community in Istanbul by Minna Rozen