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The Resource The familiarity of strangers : the Sephardic diaspora, Livorno, and cross-cultural trade in the early modern period, Francesca Trivellato

The familiarity of strangers : the Sephardic diaspora, Livorno, and cross-cultural trade in the early modern period, Francesca Trivellato

Label
The familiarity of strangers : the Sephardic diaspora, Livorno, and cross-cultural trade in the early modern period
Title
The familiarity of strangers
Title remainder
the Sephardic diaspora, Livorno, and cross-cultural trade in the early modern period
Statement of responsibility
Francesca Trivellato
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Taking a new approach to the study of cross-cultural trade, this book blends archival research with historical narrative and economic analysis to understand how the Sephardic Jews of Livorno, Tuscany, traded in regions near and far in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Francesca Trivellato tests assumptions about ethnic and religious trading diasporas and networks of exchange and trust. Her extensive research in international archives-including a vast cache of merchants' letters written between 1704 and 1746-reveals a more nuanced view of the business relations between Jews and non-Jews across the Mediterranean, Atlantic Europe, and the Indian Ocean than ever before. The book argues that cross-cultural trade was predicated on and generated familiarity among strangers, but could coexist easily with religious prejudice. It analyzes instances in which business cooperation among coreligionists and between strangers relied on language, customary norms, and social networks more than the progressive rise of state and legal institutions
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N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Trivellato, Francesca
Dewey number
305.892/404556
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS135.I85
LC item number
L589 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jews
  • Sephardim
  • Jews
  • Sephardim
  • Sephardim
  • Sephardim
  • Jewish merchants
  • Livorno (Italy)
  • Livorno (Italy)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Commerce
  • Ethnic relations
  • Jewish merchants
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Sephardim
  • Sephardim
  • Sephardim
  • Italy
Label
The familiarity of strangers : the Sephardic diaspora, Livorno, and cross-cultural trade in the early modern period, Francesca Trivellato
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-445) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Diasporic families and the making of a business partnership -- Livorno and the western Sephardic diaspora -- A new city, a new society? Livorno, the Jewish nation, and communitarian cosmopolitanism -- Between state commercial power and trading diasporas: Sephardim in the Mediterranean -- Marriage, dowry, inheritance, and types of commercial association -- Commission agency, economic information, and the legal and social foundations of business cooperation -- Cross-cultural trade and the etiquette of merchants' letters -- Ergas and Silveras heterogeneous trading networks -- The exchange of Mediterranean Coral and Indian diamonds -- The "big diamond affair": merchants on trial
Control code
586098244
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 470 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300156201
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt111k72
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)586098244
Label
The familiarity of strangers : the Sephardic diaspora, Livorno, and cross-cultural trade in the early modern period, Francesca Trivellato
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-445) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Diasporic families and the making of a business partnership -- Livorno and the western Sephardic diaspora -- A new city, a new society? Livorno, the Jewish nation, and communitarian cosmopolitanism -- Between state commercial power and trading diasporas: Sephardim in the Mediterranean -- Marriage, dowry, inheritance, and types of commercial association -- Commission agency, economic information, and the legal and social foundations of business cooperation -- Cross-cultural trade and the etiquette of merchants' letters -- Ergas and Silveras heterogeneous trading networks -- The exchange of Mediterranean Coral and Indian diamonds -- The "big diamond affair": merchants on trial
Control code
586098244
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 470 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300156201
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt111k72
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)586098244

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