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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...ined 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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ISBN 9780367293376
Released AU 13 Sep 2019
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback
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In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays

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ISBN-13 9780367293376
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Released 13 Sep 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
Dewey Code 962.004924
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

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