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The Jews Of Egypt: A Mediterranean Society In Modern Times

The Jews Of Egypt: A Mediterranean Society In Modern Times (Hardback)

By Mizrahi, Maurice
By Kramer, Gudrun
By Shamir, Shimon
By Mayer, Thomas

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The Jewish community of Egypt in modem times-now practically non-existent-consisted in part of autochthonous Jews who traced their origins to the periods of Maimonides, Philo, and even the prophet Jeremiah, thus making it the oldest community in the Jewish Diaspora. It also conta... read full description below.

ISBN 9780367293376
Barcode 9780367293376
Published 13 September 2019 by Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780367293376
ISBN-10 0367293374
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Publication Date 13 September 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Mizrahi, Maurice
By Kramer, Gudrun
By Shamir, Shimon
By Mayer, Thomas
Category Social Institutions
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Not specified
Weight 760g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Jews - History - Egypt, Egypt - Ethnic relations
NBS Text Social Sciences: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code 962.004924
Catalogue Code Not specified

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The Jewish community of Egypt in modem times-now practically non-existent-consisted in part of autochthonous Jews who traced their origins to the periods of Maimonides, Philo, and even the prophet Jeremiah, thus making it the oldest community in the Jewish Diaspora. It also contained Jews who were part of the waves of immigration into Egypt that began in the second half of the nineteenth century. Coming mostly from Mediterranean countries, this predominantly Sephardic community maintained a network of commercial, social, and religious ties throughout the entire region, as well as a distinctively Mediterranean culture and life-style. In this volume, international scholars examine the Ottoman background of this community, the political status and participation of the Jews in Egyptian society, their role in economic life, their contributions to Egyptian-Arabic culture, and the images of the community in their own eyes, as well as in the eyes of Egyptians and Palestinian Jews. The book includes an extensive set of appendixes that illustrate the wide range of primary sources used by the contributors.

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Author's Bio

Shimon Shamir holds the Kaplan Chair in the History of Egypt and Israel at Tel Aviv University.

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