From Falashas to Ethiopian Jews: The External Influences for Change, c. 1860-1960, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

From Falashas to Ethiopian Jews

The External Influences for Change, c. 1860-1960, 1st Edition

By Daniel Summerfield


240 pages

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In the light of the Israeli government's plan to halt Ethiopian immigration, this book provides original research into the transformation of the Falashas to Ethiopian Jews during the twentieth century which made them eligible for immigration into Israel, adding a new dimension to the question of 'Who is a Jew', namely the case of the 'manufactured Jew'.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction - The Discovery of the Falashas 2. The Era of the Missionaries 3. The Arrival of Jacques Faitlovitch 4. Faitlovitch's Programmes for the Falashas 5. The Impact of Faitlovitch's Programmes for and on Behalf of the Falashas 6. The Impact of the Italian Occupation of Ethiopia on the Falashas 7. The Campaign for Change 8. Conclusion - A Century of Gross Interference Bibliography Archival Sources Oral Sources

About the Author

Daniel P. Summerfield obtained his first degree from University College London and then went on to study for his PhD at the School of African and Oriental Studies, University of London. He is currently working in the field of corporate governance and publishes widely on the subject. He still maintains a strong interest in the subject of this book.

About the Series

Routledge Jewish Studies Series

Studies, which are interpreted to cover the disciplines of history, sociology, anthropology, culture, politics, philosophy, theology, religion, as they relate to Jewish affairs. The remit includes texts which have as their primary focus issues, ideas, personalities and events of relevance to Jews, Jewish life and the concepts which have characterised Jewish culture both in the past and today. The series is interested in receiving appropriate scripts or proposals.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Jewish
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies