Sephardic Playwrights of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries in Amsterdam

Sephardic Playwrights of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries in Amsterdam

by Haydee Litovsky
     
 

Holland was the first of the Lower countries to give refuge to Marranos (crypto-Jews) from Spain who opted to return to open observance of Judaism. The city of Amsterdam became the center of Jewish hope in the seventeenth century. It was in this city that a number of Sephardic playwrights brought about a renaissance of Jewish drama.See more details below

Overview

Holland was the first of the Lower countries to give refuge to Marranos (crypto-Jews) from Spain who opted to return to open observance of Judaism. The city of Amsterdam became the center of Jewish hope in the seventeenth century. It was in this city that a number of Sephardic playwrights brought about a renaissance of Jewish drama.

Editorial Reviews

William Cutter
Dr. Litovsky...has combined knowledge of Jewish history with a grasp of general critical material to make available the work of important writers....
Dr. Joshua Stampfer
Since drama is such an important reflection of the society, Ms. Litovsky's work provides excellent insights into 17th- and 18th-century Amsterdam.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819178435
Publisher:
University Press of America
Publication date:
12/28/1990
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
5.64(w) x 8.74(h) x 0.71(d)

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