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The Jew in the Art of the Italian Renaissance

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Renaissance Italy is often characterized as a place of unusual tolerance and privilege toward Jews. Unlike England, France, Germany, Spain, and Portugal, the princely courts of early modern Italy, particularly Urbino, Mantua, and Ferrara, offered economic and social prosperity to Jews. When anti-Jewish hostilities created civic tumult in this region, secular authorities ...more
Hardcover, 228 pages
Published May 7th 2008 by University of Pennsylvania Press
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May 01, 2011 Amanda rated it really liked it
Dana Katz was my professor and thesis advisor in college. I bought this book partially because I had a scholastic relationship with the author; as an amateur art historian, I am also fascinated by the topic. As with most academic publications, it reads a little dry. However, that's pretty much par for the course in academic writing.

What I really liked about Dana's book is that it's both easy to read and understand - two characteristics not common in academic writing. It was nice to (finally) re
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