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Storia del Ghetto di Venezia

3.38 of 5 stars 3.38  ·  rating details  ·  16 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Riccardo Calimani descrive la vita quotidiana, i costumi e le cerimonie religiose dell'articolata comunità ebraica di Venezia, ripercorrendone il lento e difficile cammino verso l'integrazione e l'emancipazione. Attraverso le vicende di rabbini, intellettuali e umanisti, ma anche di semplici commercianti cui resta labile traccia nei documenti ufficiali, il lettore viene gu ...more
Hardcover, Nuova edizione illustrata, 358 pages
Published January 1st 2000 by A. Mondadori (first published 1987)
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This is a history lesson or story about Venice Italy, and the treatment of the Jews that lived in there and around their town. How they were not allowed certain rights as citizens of the town but were at times expected to act like they were especially when it came to lending or if they had a pawn shop. But their children could not go to the same schools or use other services doctors etc. the author uses documents and artifacts to back up his claims. He goes on to show that this change in 1797 wh ...more
This is a very comprehensive look at the history of the Venetian ghetto, from its creation in 1516 to its demise. The majority of the book was very well written. Bear in mind that this is an academic-type book, therefore not an easy read. I thought the first three chapters were a bit repetitive on the money-lending focus. It was a bit difficult to get through those chapters but after that it picked up. The book gave the rules of the ghetto, some history of the Sephardic Jews, what life was like ...more
The book reads like a historical academic thesis. History of the Venetian Jews between the 17th and 19th centuries with a short more current update.
Yes, it's historical, and informative and revealing of a way of life gone, but the level of discrimination is torturous beyond description and these towards a people who brought substantial capitol to the Venetian treasury. Yes, Napoleon broke the gates of the Ghetto, and Hitler exterminated almost the whole community to the extent of emptying the ho
Astrid Virili
accurato saggio storico, abbastanza scorrevole da leggere nonostante la mole.
Melisende d'Outremer
Excellent resource for the history of Jews in Italy and the Mediterranean.
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