Mediterranean Enlightenment : Livornese Jews, Tuscan culture, and eighteenth-century reform (Book, 2014) [WorldCat.org]
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Mediterranean Enlightenment : Livornese Jews, Tuscan culture, and eighteenth-century reform

Author: Francesca Bregoli
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2014.
Series: Stanford studies in Jewish history and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study offers a new take on the engagement of Jews with outside culture and the interplay of the Jewish community with the reforming state through a study of the Jews (nazione ebrea) of eighteenth-century Livorno, a bustling free port in Tuscany, an Italian state known for its far-reaching reforms inspired by Enlightenment principles.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francesca Bregoli
ISBN: 9780804786508 080478650X
OCLC Number: 865536917
Awards: Commended for National Jewish Book Award (Sephardic Culture) 2014
Commended for National Jewish Book Award (Writing/Archival Mater.) 2014
Description: xiii, 339 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The nazione ebrea and the Tuscan state : a fruitful symbiosis --
Balancing acts : the unlikely cultural mediations of Joseph Attias --
In praise of good taste : Galilean science, critical spirit, and Hebraic studies --
Entering the medical republic : Jewish physicians and the pursuit of the public good --
Pious care and devotional literature at the time of Enlightenment reform --
Coffee and gambling : Jewish recreation and 'national' separation --
Commerce and Jewish culture : the business of Hebrew publishing --
Economic utility and political reforms : the 'Jewish question' in Livorno --
Conclusion : enlightenment and emancipation : privilege and its discontents.
Series Title: Stanford studies in Jewish history and culture.
Responsibility: Francesca Bregoli.
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This study of Jewish responses to Enlightenment ideals and political reforms, focused on the prominent Mediterranean community of Livorno, illuminates dynamics of integration and separation that  Read more...

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