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By Minna Rozen

This quantity provides the transformation of the Greek-speaking, Romaniot Jewish neighborhood of Byzantine Constantinople into an Ottoman, ethnically diverse immigrant neighborhood, exhibiting the impression of the Ottoman conquest on cultural and social values. New and present resources light up a society that was once haunted through the dislocation and bereavement of the expulsion from Spain yet used to be however materialistic and pleasure-seeking, with cash and pedigree as splendid values. The society always redefined its relationships and limits with its former Iberian international and with the Ottoman non-Jewish international round it. The e-book is critical to the examine of Istanbul, really its Ottoman Jewish neighborhood. The chapters on kinfolk Formation and Social styles serve family members historians learning the early smooth interval. This moment version includes a number of pages of corrections and additions.

Biographical note
Minna Rozen, Ph.D. (1977) in Jewish background, Tel Aviv collage, is a Professor of Jewish historical past on the collage of Haifa, Israel. She has released largely on social background of the Sephardic Diaspora within the Mediterranean basin in Hebrew, English and French, and initiated significant documentation tasks of Jewish remnants in those regions.
All these drawn to the heritage of the Ottoman Empire, particularly the background of Istanbul and/or the historical past of the Sephardic Diaspora. individuals of this Diaspora all over the world and Sephardic genealogists.
'...very concise, lucid, methodic and insightful...This e-book is a milestone in ancient reports of the Jews within the Ottoman Empire.'
Maria Eftymiou, BHMA, 2003.
'...full of aspect and touching upon each attainable point in regards to the lifestyles and occasions of the early Jewish neighborhood of Istanbul…'
Sara Nur Yildiz, H-Net experiences within the Humanities & Social Sciences, 2003.
' ...a significant contribution to Jewish and Ottoman social background' Avigdor Levy, foreign magazine of heart East experiences, 2004
' vital learn that provides a lot perception into the lifetime of Jews in early glossy Istanbul', Marc Baer, magazine of the commercial and Social heritage of the Orient, VOL. XLVII, 2004

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