Port Jews

Port Jews

by David Cesarani
     
 

The history of Jews in cosmopolitan maritime trading centres is a field of research that is reshaping our understanding of how Jews entered the modern world. These studies show that the utility of Jewish merchants in an era of European expansion was vital to their acculturation and assimilation.See more details below

Overview

The history of Jews in cosmopolitan maritime trading centres is a field of research that is reshaping our understanding of how Jews entered the modern world. These studies show that the utility of Jewish merchants in an era of European expansion was vital to their acculturation and assimilation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714653495
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/28/2002
Series:
Parkes-Wiener Series on Jewish Studies
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Port Jews: Concepts, Cases and Questions1
Fields of Tension: Development Dynamics at the Port-City Interface12
Port Jews and the Three Regions of Emancipation31
Researching Port Jews and Port Jewries: Trieste and Beyond47
Portmanteau Jews: Sephardim and Race in the Early Modern Atlantic World59
Germany's Door to the World: A Haven for the Jews? Hamburg, 1590-193375
A Tale of Two Port Jewish Communities: Southampton and Portsmouth Compared87
The Forgotten Port Jews of London: Court Jews Who Were Also Port Jews111
Port Jewry of Salonika: Between Neo-colonialism and Nation-state125
Greeks and Jews in Salonika and Odessa: Inter-ethnic Relations in Cosmopolitan Port Cities155
A Port, Not a Shtetl: Reflections on the Distinctiveness of Odessa173
The Sorkin and Golab Theses and Their Applicability to South, Southeast, and East Asian Port Jewry179
Conclusion: Future Research on Port Jews197
Notes on Contributors199
Abstracts201
Index204

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