Cultural Change Among the Jews of Early Modern Italy by Robert Bonfil Hardcover 2010 Ashgate


Title: Cultural Change Among the Jews of Early Modern Italy

Author: Robert Bonfil

Description: Teal cloth boards with gilt lettering. Very faint curvature to book. Interior is bright and clean. x, 330 pp. 9 x 6 inches.

Variorum Collected Studies Series, no. 945. A collection of 13 essays by the historian Robert Bonfil (10 are in English, 3 in Italian).

Contents: I. The historian's perception of the Jews in the Italian Renaissance: towards a reappraisal; II. Some reflections on the place of Azariah de Rossi's "Meor Enayim" in the cultural milieu of Italian Renaissance Jewry; III. Halakhah, Kabbalah and society: some insights into Rabbi Menachem Azariah Da Fano's inner world; IV. Cultura e mistica a Venezia nel Cinqueccento; V. How golden was the age of the Renaissance in Jewish historiography; VI. Change in the cultural patterns of a Jewish society in crisis: Italian Jewry at the close of the sixteenth century; VII. Preaching as mediation between elite and popular cultures: the case of Judah del Bene; VIII. Changing mentalities of Italian Jews between the periods of the Renaissance and the Baroque; IX. Italy--The sad epilogue to the expulsion of the Jews from Spain; X. Gli ebrei d'Italia e la riforma: una questione da riconsiderare; XI. Jewish attitudes toward history and historical writing in pre-modern times; XII. A cultural profile (of the Jews in early modern Venice); XIII. Il problema dei conversos nel xv secolo e la sue ripercussioni per la ristrutturazione dell'atteggiamento dell'epoca moderna.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing
Place: Farnham, Surrey and Burlington, Vermont
Year: 2010

Language: English & Italian

ISBN: 1409400166

Keywords: history, Jewish, cultural assimilation, 16th century, 17th century, Italy, intellectual life, Venice, Jewry, Renaissance,

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