By David N. Myers,Massimo Ciavolella,Peter Reill,Geoffrey Symcox

ISBN-10: 0802098517

ISBN-13: 9780802098511

Exploring the attention-grabbing cross-cultural impacts among Jews and Christians in Italy from the Renaissance to the 20 th century, Acculturation and Its Discontents assembles essays by means of major historians, literary students, and musicologists to offer a well-rounded background of Italian Jewry.

The participants provide wealthy snap shots of the various bright types of cultural and inventive expression that Italian Jews contributed to, yet this quantity additionally can pay shut realization to the ways that Italian Jews - either freely and stressed - creatively tailored to the social, cultural, and felony norms of the encompassing society. Tracing either the triumphs and tragedies of Jewish groups inside of Italy over a extensive span of time, Acculturation and Its Discontents demanding situations traditional assumptions approximately assimilation and country intervention and, within the approach, charts the complicated technique of cultural alternate that left any such special imprint not just on Italian Jewry, but in addition on Italian society itself.

This selection of rigorous and thought-provoking essays makes a massive contribution to either the background of Italian tradition and the cultural effect and value of eu Jews.

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