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Poverty and welfare among the Portuguese Jews in early modern Amsterdam

Author: Tirtsah Levie Bernfeld
Publisher: Portland, Or. : The Littman library of Jewish civilization, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Early modern Amsterdam was a prosperous city renowned for its relative tolerance, and many people hoping for a better future - away from persecution, wars, and economic malaise - chose to make a new life there. Conversos and Jews from many countries were among them, attracted by the reputed wealth and benevolence of the Portuguese Jews who had settled there. Behind the facade of prosperity, however, poverty was a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tirtsah Levie Bernfeld
ISBN: 9781904113577 1904113575
OCLC Number: 148625971
Awards: Winner of Mimi S. Frank Award in Memory of Becky Levy 2012
Description: xvi, 590 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Setting the scene --
2. Migration of the poor --
3. Demographic outline --
4. The organization of welfare --
5. Financing charity --
6. The motives behind charity --
7. The daily life of the poor --
8. Epilogue.
Responsibility: Tirtsah Levie Bernfeld.

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A pioneering study of the relationship between rich and poor that adds a new dimension to the understanding of Jewish life in early modern Amsterdam.  Read more...

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'This volume offers the first systematic study of the poor and poor relief among the Sephardi Jews of early modern Amsterdam. It is a rich, thorough, and often touching exploration of the topic, and Read more...

 
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