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Storia del Ghetto di Venezia

3.64  ·  Rating details ·  25 Ratings  ·  8 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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Dec 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Calimani's century by century walk through the politics, economics, and religious ferment of the ghetto of Venice, together with fascinating letters and writings from individuals, paints a complete picture of a unique socio-political and religious space in European history - the Jewish ghetto of Venice. You can visit this foreign land and travel up and down the alleys of time in The Ghetto of Venice.

The story of the Jews of Venice begins around 1150, and continues until this day, although the la
Nov 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dzieło Calmaniego trudno jednoznacznie ocenić. Historię getta w weneckiego przedstawia w bardzo przystępny sposób, ale także nieco chaotyczny. Książka posiada zwartą, chronologiczną strukturę, gdzieniegdzie wplątane są anegdotki o postaciach, które żyły w tamtym okresie. Zachwycać może bogactwo informacji o getcie, wysoki styl i piękny język skądinąd.
Nov 13, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jewish
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
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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
Jan 02, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Melisende d'Outremer
Excellent resource for the history of Jews in Italy and the Mediterranean.
Astrid Virili
Jun 16, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: venezia
accurato saggio storico, abbastanza scorrevole da leggere nonostante la mole.
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