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The Familiarity of Strangers

        Francesca Trivellato, The Familiarity of Strangers: The Sephardic Diaspora, Livorno, and Cross-Cultural Trade in the Early Modern Period, Yale University Press, 2009 Taking a new approach…

Jewish Life in Renaissance Italy

        Roberto Bonfil,  Jewish Life in Renaissance Italy, University of California Press, 1994 With this heady exploration of time and space, rumors and silence, colors, tastes, and ideas,…

Outside the Party Lines

        An intellectual biography of the antifascist Carlo Rosselli. by Alexander Stille (The New York Times) Carlo Rosselli — one of the most courageous and interesting figures…

Acquiescence and Dissent

        Acquiescence and Dissent: The Response of Intellectuals to the Fascist Racial Laws in Italy and Abroad When, in 1938, the Fascist government passed the anti-Semitic Racial…

History as Memory

  History as Memory: Conversation with Sergio Parussa Alessandro Cassin Writing as Freedom, Writing as Testimony, Syracuse University Press, 2008, by Sergio Parussa is a highly personal study of four…

Boualem Sansal Pays Tribute to Primo Levi

        In a Complex New Book, Algerian Novelist Boualem Sansal Pays Tribute to Primo Levi Alessandro Cassin The German Mujahid, Europa Editions, 2009, by the Algerian writer…