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The Resource The Jews of the Balkans : the Judeo-Spanish community, 15th to 20th centuries, Esther Benbassa and Aron Rodrigue

The Jews of the Balkans : the Judeo-Spanish community, 15th to 20th centuries, Esther Benbassa and Aron Rodrigue

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The Jews of the Balkans : the Judeo-Spanish community, 15th to 20th centuries
Title
The Jews of the Balkans
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the Judeo-Spanish community, 15th to 20th centuries
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Esther Benbassa and Aron Rodrigue
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eng
Summary
This is a history of the Sephardi diaspora in the Balkans. The two principal axes of the study are the formation and features of the Judeo-Spanish culture area in South-eastern Europe and around the Aegean littoral, and the disintegration of this community in the modern period. The great majority of the Jews expelled from Spain in 1492 eventually went to the Ottoman Empire. With their command of Western trades and skills, they represented a new economic force in the Levant. In the Ottoman Balkans, the Jews came to reconstitute the bases of their existence in the semi-autonomous spheres allowed to them by their new rulers. This segment of the Jewish diaspora came to form a certain unity, based on a commonality of the Judeo-Spanish language, culture, and communal life. The changing geopolitics of the Balkans and the growth of European influence in the nineteenth century inaugurated a period of Westernization. European influence manifested itself in the realm of education, especially in the French education dispensed in the schools of the Alliance Israelite Universelle with its headquarters in Paris. Other European cultures and languages came to the scene through similar means. Cultural movements such as the Jewish Enlightenment (Haskalah) also exerted a distinct influence, thus building bridges between the Ashkenazi and Sephardi worlds. The nineteenth and twentieth centuries also saw the emergence of nationalist movements in the area. New exclusivist nation-states emerged. The Sephardi diaspora fragmented with changing frontiers following wars and the rise of new rulers. The local Jewish communities had to integrate and to insert themselves into new structures and regimes under the Greeks, Bulgarians, Yugoslavs, and Turks, which destroyed the autonomy of the communities. The traditional way of life disintegrated. Zionism emerged as an important movement. Waves of emigration as well as the Holocaust put an end to Sephardi life in the Balkans. Except for a few remnants, a community that had flourished in the area for over 400 years disappeared in the middle of the twentieth century
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Benbassa, Esther
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non fiction
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  • Rodrigue, Aron
  • Benbassa, Esther
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  • Jewish communities of the modern world
  • Jewish society and culture
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  • Jews
  • Sephardim
  • Balkan Peninsula
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The Jews of the Balkans : the Judeo-Spanish community, 15th to 20th centuries, Esther Benbassa and Aron Rodrigue
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Note
"Parts of this publication were first published as Juifs des Balkans ... by Editions La Découverte, 1993"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [271]-292) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
30971396
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 304 pages
Isbn
9780631191032
Lccn
94030684
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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maps
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(WaOLN)1665749
Label
The Jews of the Balkans : the Judeo-Spanish community, 15th to 20th centuries, Esther Benbassa and Aron Rodrigue
Publication
Note
"Parts of this publication were first published as Juifs des Balkans ... by Editions La Découverte, 1993"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [271]-292) 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
Control code
30971396
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 304 pages
Isbn
9780631191032
Lccn
94030684
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(WaOLN)1665749

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