Marriage Rituals Italian Style: A Historical Anthropological Perspective on Early Modern Italian Jews

Marriage Rituals Italian Style: A Historical Anthropological Perspective on Early Modern Italian Jews

by Roni Weinstein
     
 

ISBN-10: 9004133046

ISBN-13: 9789004133044

Pub. Date: 10/31/2003

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

The book describes the three major phases of the marriage ritual (matchmaking, betrothal, the wedding), and presents thematic issues, such as the youth sub-culture, gift exchanges, the honor ethos. It is based on a wealth of primary documents, mainly manuscripts, in various literary genres.  See more details below

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The book describes the three major phases of the marriage ritual (matchmaking, betrothal, the wedding), and presents thematic issues, such as the youth sub-culture, gift exchanges, the honor ethos. It is based on a wealth of primary documents, mainly manuscripts, in various literary genres.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004133044
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/31/2003
Series:
Brill's Series in Jewish Studies Series, #35
Pages:
518
Product dimensions:
6.58(w) x 9.68(h) x 1.52(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
Introduction: The Research Field, The Method, The Sources, The Research Questions1
Ch. 1"An Auspicious Time For Finding Mates": Matchmaking (Stage One) - Finding A Partner52
Ch. 2"Matchmaking Is Much Like Betrothal": Matchmaking (Stage Two) - Signing And Publishing The Tenaim113
Ch. 3"The Issue Is Not The Ring, But The Publicity": Kiddushin Public And Hidden154
Ch. 4"A Woman's Voice Is Lewdness": Gossip, Honor and Social Control in the Marriage Ritual213
Ch. 5"To Give Her Gifts and Betroth Her by the Law of Moses and Israel": Gifts and the Marriage Ritual262
Ch. 6"Shame on the Youth who Aches for Women": The Marriage Ritual as Seen by the Young311
Ch. 7"Mirth And Clowning On This Matter": The Wedding Day - Between Pious Joy And Carnival351
Summary: Marriage Rituals Italian Style453
Bibliography477
Index505

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