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The Resource Jews and blacks in the early modern world, Jonathan Schorsch

Jews and blacks in the early modern world, Jonathan Schorsch

Label
Jews and blacks in the early modern world
Title
Jews and blacks in the early modern world
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Schorsch
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book offers the first in-depth treatment of Jewish images of and behavior toward Blacks during the period of peak Jewish involvement in Atlantic slaveholding. Based on a wide range of sources in several languages, many previously unexplored and unpublished in English, it addresses some basic scholarly questions : What do primary sources tell us about relations between early modern Blacks and Jews? What do Jewish sources, textual and archival, convey about Blacks? If Jews lived according to Jewish law, did Jewish behaviour toward their slaves take shape under its influence? What does the Jewish legal tradition say about slavery and behaviour toward slaves? Is there a connection between Jewish textual attitudes toward Blacks and Jewish behaviour toward them? If so, how do the two inform one another? Attempting to move beyond inter-ethnic polemics, this book constructs a cultural and social portrait of Jews - mostly Sephardic - amid a larger socio-economic context, one from which Jews differed little, their religious Otherness notwithstanding."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schorsch, Jonathan
Dewey number
305.8/924
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HT921
LC item number
.S36 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slavery and Judaism
  • Slavery (Jewish law)
  • Jews
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Judaism
  • Race relations
  • Jewish slave traders
  • African Americans
  • Blacks
Label
Jews and blacks in the early modern world, Jonathan Schorsch
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 479-529) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Abravanel's ambivalent Africans -- Jews and their slaves: theory and reality -- Blacks in Jewish society East of the Atlantic -- Moshe's Kushite wife -- Imagining Kushites -- Explorations in the cross-cultural genealogy of the curse of ham -- Inventing Jewish whiteness in the seventeenth-century western Sephardic diaspora, Part One -- Inventing Jewish whiteness in the seventeenth-century western Sephardic diaspora, Part Two -- The religious life of slaves belonging to Jews in the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Dutch and English colonies -- Into the Enlightenment: Jews and Blacks in the long eighteenth century -- Conclusion -- Appendices
Control code
51178043
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 546 pages
Isbn
9780521820219
Lccn
2002042907
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Jews and blacks in the early modern world, Jonathan Schorsch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 479-529) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Abravanel's ambivalent Africans -- Jews and their slaves: theory and reality -- Blacks in Jewish society East of the Atlantic -- Moshe's Kushite wife -- Imagining Kushites -- Explorations in the cross-cultural genealogy of the curse of ham -- Inventing Jewish whiteness in the seventeenth-century western Sephardic diaspora, Part One -- Inventing Jewish whiteness in the seventeenth-century western Sephardic diaspora, Part Two -- The religious life of slaves belonging to Jews in the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Dutch and English colonies -- Into the Enlightenment: Jews and Blacks in the long eighteenth century -- Conclusion -- Appendices
Control code
51178043
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 546 pages
Isbn
9780521820219
Lccn
2002042907
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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