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Blooming Through the Ashes

        Clifford Chanin and Aili McConnon, Blooming Through the Ashes: An International Anthology of Violence and the Human Spirit, Rutgers University Press, 2008 The twentieth century is…

Nazism in Syria and Lebanon

        Götz Nordbruch, Nazism in Syria and Lebanon: The Ambivalence of the German Option, 1933-1945, Routledge, 2009 The increasingly vibrant political culture emerging in Lebanon and Syria…

From Florence

        Diogo Ramada Curto, Eric Dursteler, Julius Kirshner, Francesca Trivellato, From Florence to the Mediterranean and Beyond, Leo S. Olschki, Florence, 2009 Published by three historians who…

Preachers of the Italian Ghetto

      David Ruderman, Preachers of the Italian Ghetto, University of California Press, 1992 By the mid-sixteenth century, Jews in the cities of Italy were being crowded into compulsory…

Between Worlds

        Hava Tirosh-Samuelson, Between Worlds: The Life and Thought of Rabbi David Ben Judah Messer Leon, State University of New York Press, 1991 Italian rabbi, physician and…

Resisting Alterities

        Marco Fazzini, Resisting Alterities: Wilson Harris and Other Avatars of Otherness, Rodopi, 2004 This volume – of essays, poetry, and prose fiction – records various attempts…