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Theater of Acculturation

Kenneth Stow, Theater of Acculturation: The Roman Ghetto in the Sixteenth Century, University of Washington Press, 2001 When Pope Paul IV closed the Roman Ghetto in 1555, the Roman Jews…

The Volterra Chronicles

Judith Goldstein, The Volterra Chronicles: The Life and Times of an Extraordinary Mathematician 1860-1940, American Mathematical Society, 2007 The life of Vito Volterra, one of the finest scientists and mathematicians…

Under His Very Windows

Susan Zuccotti, Under His Very Windows, Yale University Press, 2000 Winner of the 2000 National Jewish Book Award in the Jewish-Christian Relations category, awarded by the Jewish Book Council. Winner…

October 16, 1943, Eight Jews

Giacomo Debenedetti, October 16, 1943: Eight Jews, University of Notre Dame Press, 2001   Debenedetti (1901-1967), one of Italy’s most influential literary critics, editors and literature professors, endangered his career…

Marriage Rituals Italian Style

Roni Weinstein, Marriage Rituals Italian Style, Brill Academic Publishers, 2003   Marriage Rituals Italian Style: A Historical Anthropological Perspective on Early Modern Italian Jews is the first comprehensive attempt to…

The Garden of the Finzi-Continis

Giorgio Bassani, The Garden of the Finzi-Continis, Everyman’s Library, 2005   “The Garden of the Finzi-Continis is first and foremost a love story and on quite a different level from anything…