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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…

Jews in Italy, 1922-1945

        Joshua Zimmerman, Jews in Italy under Fascist and Nazi rule, 1922-1945, Cambridge University Press, 2005 “Zimmerman’s edited collection offers a valuable overview of the new historical…

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…