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The Jews of Ottoman Izmir : a modern history / Dina Danon.

Publication | Digitized | Library Call Number: DS135.T82 I963 2020

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    By the turn of the twentieth century, the eastern Mediterranean port city of Izmir had been home to a vibrant and substantial Sephardi Jewish community for over four hundred years, and had emerged as a major center of Jewish life. 'The Jews of Ottoman Izmir' tells the story of this long overlooked Jewish community, drawing on previously untapped Ladino archival material. 0Across Europe, Jews were often confronted with the notion that their religious and cultural distinctiveness was somehow incompatible with the modern age. Yet the view from Ottoman Izmir invites a different approach: what happens when Jewish difference is totally unremarkable? Dina Danon argues that while Jewish religious and cultural distinctiveness might have remained unquestioned in this late Ottoman port city, other elements of Jewish identity emerged as profound sites of tension, most notably those of poverty and social class. Through the voices of both beggars on the street and mercantile elites, shoe-shiners and newspaper editors, rabbis and housewives, this book argues that it was new attitudes to poverty and class, not Judaism, that most significantly framed this Sephardi community's encounter with the modern age.
    Series
    Stanford studies in Jewish history and culture
    Stanford studies in Jewish history and culture.
    Format
    Book
    Author/Creator
    Danon, Dina, author.
    Published
    Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2020]
    Locale
    Turkey
    İzmir
    Turquie
    Empire ottoman
    Izmir
    Osmanisches Reich
    İzmir (Turkey)
    Contents
    The Djudería and public space
    Kualo es la vera karidad? What is true charity?
    "Make a monsieur out of him!"
    Sustaining the kehillah : taxing el Puevlo
    Authority and leadership : representing el Puevlo.
    Notes
    Includes bibliographical references and index.
    The Djudería and public space -- Kualo es la vera karidad? What is true charity? -- "Make a monsieur out of him!" -- Sustaining the kehillah : taxing el Puevlo -- Authority and leadership : representing el Puevlo.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    ISBN
    9781503608283
    150360828X
    9781503610910
    1503610918
    Physical Description
    xv, 254 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects
    Sephardim--Turkey--İzmir--History. Sephardim--Turkey--İzmir--Social conditions. Sephardim--Turkey--İzmir--Economic conditions. Jews--Turkey--İzmir--History--19th century. Jews--Turkey--İzmir--History--20th century. Turkey--History--Ottoman Empire, 1288-1918. Séfarades--Turquie--İzmir--Histoire. Séfarades--Turquie--İzmir--Conditions sociales. Séfarades--Turquie--İzmir--Conditions économiques. Juifs--Turquie--İzmir--Histoire--19e siècle. Juifs--Turquie--İzmir--Histoire--20e siècle. Empire ottoman--Histoire. Jews. Sephardim. Sephardim--Social conditions. Turkey. Turkey--İzmir. Kultur Moderne Religion Tradition Izmir Osmanisches Reich Sephardim--Turkey--Izmir--History. Sephardim--Turkey--Izmir--Social conditions. Sephardim--Turkey--Izmir--Economic conditions. Jews--Turkey--Izmir--History--19th century. İzmir (Turkey) History. Israelitische Religionsgemeinschaft Württembergs
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