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Emily Gottreich - Jewish Culture and Society in North Africa - 9780253222251 - V9780253222251
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Jewish Culture and Society in North Africa

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Description for Jewish Culture and Society in North Africa Paperback. Jewish communities of the Maghrib from ancient to modern times Editor(s): Gottreich, Emily Benichou; Schroeter, Daniel J. Series: Indiana Series in Sephardi and Mizrahi Studies. Num Pages: 386 pages, 9 b&w illus. BIC Classification: 1FB; 1HB; JFSR1. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 160 x 230 x 24. Weight in Grams: 556.

With only a small remnant of Jews still living in the Maghrib at the beginning of the 21st century, the vast majority of today's inhabitants of North Africa have never met a Jew. Yet as this volume reveals, Jews were an integral part of the North African landscape from antiquity. Scholars from Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Israel, and the United States shed new light on Jewish life and Muslim-Jewish relations in North Africa through the lenses of history, anthropology, language, and literature. The history and life stories told in this book illuminate the close cultural affinities and poignant relationships between Muslims ... Read more

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Indiana University Press United States
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Indiana Series in Sephardi and Mizrahi Studies
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Bloomington, IN, United States
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About Emily Gottreich
Emily Benichou Gottreich is Vice Chair of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and Adjunct Associate Professor of History and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of California Berkeley. She is author of The Mellah of Marrakesh: Jewish and Muslim Space in Morocco's Red City (IUP, 2006). Daniel J. Schroeter is the Amos S. Denard Memorial Chair in ... Read more

Reviews for Jewish Culture and Society in North Africa
[This] volume as a whole demonstrates the ways in which both Jewish studies and Maghrib studies are emerging from their historic marginalization and into broader discussions of regional history.March 2013
Journal of African History
[T]his collection goes a long way to increasing our understanding of North African Jewish history and encourages new lines of inquiry into the subject. ... Read more

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