Homelands and Diasporas: Greeks, Jews and Their Migrations

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The Greek and Jewish diasporas are the most significant of Western civilization. Homelands and Diasporas is the first book to explore the similarities and differences between these two experiences. In the process it sheds fascinating light on their fundamental importance for both Greek and Jewish societies.

The authors examine Greek and Jewish diasporas throughout history, from classical and Biblical times to the present, and all over the world--in Greece, the Balkans, Turkey, ...

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Overview

The Greek and Jewish diasporas are the most significant of Western civilization. Homelands and Diasporas is the first book to explore the similarities and differences between these two experiences. In the process it sheds fascinating light on their fundamental importance for both Greek and Jewish societies.

The authors examine Greek and Jewish diasporas throughout history, from classical and Biblical times to the present, and all over the world--in Greece, the Balkans, Turkey, Russia, the Near and Middle East, Spain and the US. They analyze the very nature of diaspora, examining both the Greek concept of noble expansion and the Jewish idea of enforced exile, and analyze community structures as well as social and religious networks, combining scriptural analysis with cultural and political history. Diaspora is a difficult and emotive concept but Homelands and Diasporas offers a balanced and perceptive guide to the connected histories of these two peoples away from their homelands.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845116422
  • Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
  • Publication date: 12/23/2008
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Minna Rozen is Professor of History at Haifa University. A distinguished scholar who has also taught in the US and France, she has conducted research projects in Turkey, Romania, Russia, the Ukraine, France, Italy and England. Her previous publications include A History of the Jewish Community in Istanbul: the Formative Years, 1453-1566 and Haskoy Cemetery: Typology of Stones.

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Table of Contents

* List of Contributors
• Remarks on the Method of Transliteration
• Acknowledgments* Preface
• Introduction
• People of the Book, People of the Sea: Mirror Images of the Soul--Minna Rozen
• The Genesis of Diasporas
• Exile: The Biblical Perspectives--Bustenai Oded
• Between Greek Colony and Mother-City: Some Reflections--Panagiotis N. Doukellis
• Pre-modern Diaspora: Patterns of Behavior
• The Jewish Politeuma in Alexandria: A Pattern of Jewish Communal Life in the Greco-Roman Diaspora--Aryeh Kasher
• Collective Expatriations of Greeks in the Fifteenth through Seventeenth Centuries--Anastassia Papadia-Lala
• The Diaspora in its Various Guises
• The Greek Diaspora: Practical Solutions
• Reconstituting Community: Cultural Differentiation and Identity Politics in Christian Orthodox Communities during the Late Ottoman Era--Haris Exertzoglu
• The ‘Old’ Diaspora, the ’New’ Diaspora, and the Greek Diaspora in 18th/19th Century Vienna--Vasiliki Seirinidou
• The Greek Diaspora in Southern Russia in the 18th and 19th Centuries--Vassilis Kardasis
• Central and Peripheral Communities in the Greek Diaspora: Interlocal and Local, Economic, Political, and Cultural Networks in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries--Olga Katsiardi-Hering
• The Jewish Diaspora: Spiritual Solutions
• A Land Adored Yet Feared: The Land of Israel in Jewish Tradition--Aviezer Ravitzky
• Spain, Greece or Jerusalem? The Yearning for the Motherland in the Poetry of Greek Jews--Shmuel Refael
• The Modern World and Its Demise
• Breaks and Continuities in German-Jewish Identity--Yfaat Weiss
• The Metamorphosis of Pre-Dubnovian Autonomism into Diaspora Jewish Nationalism--Marcos Silber
• Does Money Talk? The Struggle between American Zionists and the Yishuv in the Early 1940s--Zohar Segev
• Greek Orthodox Church Networks in the Near East and the Emergence of Arab Nationalism (1899 & 1947)--Sotirios Roussos
• Center and Diaspora in the Struggle for Human Rights: The State of Israel and the Jewish ‘Desaparecidos’ in Argentina during the Military Regime (1976y1983)--Efraim Zadoff * Jewish Diaspora and the Privatization of Israeli Society--Daniel Gutwein
• Conclusion
• Diaspora, Identity, and Nation-Building--Pasaschalis M. Kitromilides *

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