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Author Cesarani, David.

Title Port Jews : Jewish Communities in Cosmopolitan Maritime Trading Centres, 1550-1950
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (217 pages)
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Port Jews: Concepts, Cases and Questions; Fields of Tension: Development Dynamics at the Port-City Interface; Port Jews and the Three Regions of Emancipation; Researching Port Jews and Port Jewries: Trieste and Beyond; Portmanteau Jews: Sephardim and Race in the Early Modern Atlantic World; Germany's Door to the World: A Haven for the Jews? Hamburg, 1590-1933; A Tale of Two Port Jewish Communities: Southampton and Portsmouth Compared; The Forgotten Port Jews of London: Court Jews Who Were Also Port Jews
Port Jewry of Salonika: Between Neo-colonialism and Nation-stateGreeks and Jews in Salonika and Odessa: Inter-ethnic Relations in Cosmopolitan Port Cities; A Port, Not a Shtetl: Reflections on the Distinctiveness of Odessa; The Sorkin and Golab Theses and Their Applicability to South, Southeast, and East Asian Port Jewry; Conclusion: Future Research on Port Jews; Notes on Contributors; Abstracts; Index
Summary The history of Jews in cosmopolitan maritime trading centres is a field of research that is reshaping our understanding of how Jews entered the modern world. These studies show that the utility of Jewish merchants in an era of European expansion was vital to their acculturation and assimilation
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Subject City and town life -- Europe -- History.
Jewish merchants -- Europe -- History.
Jews -- Civilization.
Jews -- Commerce -- History.
Jews -- History -- 16th century.
Jews -- History -- 1789-1945.
Sociology, Urban.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1135292469 (electronic bk.)
9781135292461 (electronic bk.)