1st Edition

Port Jews
Jewish Communities in Cosmopolitan Maritime Trading Centres, 1550-1950

Edited By

David Cesarani

ISBN 9780714682860
Published July 30, 2002 by Routledge
200 Pages

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Book Description

The history of Jews in cosmopolitan maritime trading centres is a field of research that is reshaping our understanding of how Jews entered the modern world. These studies show that the utility of Jewish merchants in an era of European expansion was vital to their acculturation and assimilation.


'This collection is an important scholarly work in the field and will surely inspire further research and wider cross-disciplinary collaboration.' - European Judaism