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By Minna Rozen

This quantity offers the transformation of the Greek-speaking, Romaniot Jewish neighborhood of Byzantine Constantinople into an Ottoman, ethnically varied immigrant neighborhood, displaying the effect of the Ottoman conquest on cultural and social values. New and current resources remove darkness from a society that was once haunted by means of the dislocation and bereavement of the expulsion from Spain yet used to be however materialistic and pleasure-seeking, with funds and pedigree as excellent values. The society always redefined its relationships and bounds with its former Iberian global and with the Ottoman non-Jewish global round it. The ebook is necessary to the learn of Istanbul, rather its Ottoman Jewish neighborhood. The chapters on family members Formation and Social styles serve family members historians learning the early smooth interval. This moment version comprises numerous pages of corrections and additions.

Biographical note
Minna Rozen, Ph.D. (1977) in Jewish historical past, Tel Aviv collage, is a Professor of Jewish background on the college of Haifa, Israel. She has released generally on social historical past of the Sephardic Diaspora within the Mediterranean basin in Hebrew, English and French, and initiated significant documentation initiatives of Jewish remnants in those regions.
All these drawn to the heritage of the Ottoman Empire, particularly the heritage of Istanbul and/or the heritage of the Sephardic Diaspora. individuals of this Diaspora world wide and Sephardic genealogists.
'...very concise, lucid, methodic and insightful...This ebook is a milestone in old reviews of the Jews within the Ottoman Empire.'
Maria Eftymiou, BHMA, 2003.
'...full of aspect and touching upon each attainable point concerning the existence and occasions of the early Jewish neighborhood of Istanbul…'
Sara Nur Yildiz, H-Net experiences within the Humanities & Social Sciences, 2003.
' ...a significant contribution to Jewish and Ottoman social historical past' Avigdor Levy, overseas magazine of heart East experiences, 2004
' very important examine that gives a lot perception into the lifetime of Jews in early glossy Istanbul', Marc Baer, magazine of the industrial and Social background of the Orient, VOL. XLVII, 2004

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