A history of the Jewish community in Istanbul: the formative years, 1453-1566. Map

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BRILL, 2002 M01 1 - 414 páginas
This volume presents the transformation of the Greek-speaking, Romaniot Jewish community of Byzantine Constantinople into an Ottoman, ethnically diversified immigrant community, showing the influence of the Ottoman conquest on cultural and social values. New and existing sources illuminate a society that was haunted by the dislocation and bereavement of the expulsion from Spain but was nevertheless materialistic and pleasure-seeking, with money and pedigree as supreme values. The society constantly redefined its relationships and boundaries with its former Iberian world and with the Ottoman non-Jewish world around it. The book is important to the study of Istanbul, particularly its Ottoman Jewish community. The chapters on Family Formation and Social Patterns serve family historians studying the early modern period.
 

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The Ottoman Conquest of Constantinople
1
Figures
7
The Ottoman State and the Jews of Istanbul
16
Immigration and the Making of a Community
45
Geographical History of the Community
55
Patterns of Organization
62
InterEthnic Encounters
87
Patterns of Social Behavior The Family
99
Economic Life
222
Elite Culture and Popular Culture
244
Relations with Ottoman Society
278
Tombstone in Hasköy cemetery
303
Conclusion
304
Title page of Maḥbarot Imanuel by Imanuel HaRomi
374
Bibliography
375
Index
400

Social Stratification Wealth and Poverty
197

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