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The Former Jews of This Kingdom

        Nadia Zeldes, The Former Jews of This Kingdom: Sicilian Converts After the Expulsion, 1492-1516, Brill Academic,  2003 This book examines the presence of the converted Jews…

A Fortunate Jew

        Vittorio Dan Segre, Memoirs of a Fortunate Jew: An Italian Story, University of Chicago Press, 2008 (1st ed. 1987) John Gross, The New York Times ‘I…

The Port Jews of Habsburg Trieste

        Lois C. Dubin, The Port Jews of Habsburg Trieste: Absolutist Politics and Enlightenment Culture, Stanford University Press, 1999 ‘Dubin’s brilliant study of the cosmopolitan entrepôt of…

Inside the Gas Chambers

        Shlomo Venezia, Inside the Gas Chambers: Eight Months in the Sonderkommando of Auschwitz, Polity, 2009 This is a unique, eye-witness account of everyday life right at…

Momigliano and Antiquarianism

        Peter Miller, Momigliano and Antiquarianism: Foundations of the Modern Cultural Sciences, University of Toronto Press, 2007 One of the greatest historians of the twentieth century, Arnaldo…