The Jews of the Ottoman Empire

Front Cover
Darwin Press, 1994 - History - 783 pages
0 Reviews
This volume is a major contribution to Jewish as well as to Ottoman, Balkan, Middle Eastern, and North African history. These twenty-eight original essays grew out of an international conference at Brandeis University -- the first ever to be convened specifically on this subject. Outstanding scholars from Israel, Turkey, Europe, and the United States contributed wide-ranging essays dealing with the Jewish communities of the Ottoman Empire, from the Balkans and Anatolia to Arabia, from Mesopotamia to North Africa. The essays focus on many central topics: the structure of the Jewish communities, their organisation and institutions, the scope of their autonomy, and their place in Ottoman society. Other subjects include Sephardic folklore, Jewish-Muslim acculturation, Jewish contributions to Ottoman arts, demographic perspectives of the Jewish communities, problems of immigration and emigration, the modernisation of Ottoman Jewry, and Jewish participation in political life. The editor has also provided an in-depth Introduction. Presented here is an unusually broad historical canvas that brings together many different perspectives and viewpoints.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Table
7
The OttomanJewish Symbiosis in the Fifteenth
13
Chapter
23
The Structure of the Jewish Community
42
Examples
55
The Era of Standstill and Decline 15801826
71
Annual Budget of the Jewish Community
91
Estimated Numbers of Jews in the Ottoman
109
Jewish Population in the Late Ottoman Period
375
Jewish Population Movements in the Ottoman Empire
399
The Appointment of a Chief Rabbi in 1835
425
The Beginnings of Westernization and Community
439
Associational Strategies in Ottoman Jewish Society
457
Jewish Participation in the Reforms in Libya During
485
Jewish Representation in the Ottoman Parliaments
507
Jews in the Young Turk Movement to the 1908 Revolution
519

The Worlds Ten Largest Jewish Population Groups
122
Notes
124
Its Scope
153
When Did the Sephardim Arrive in Salonica?
203
The Population of Salonica According to
210
Individual and Community in the Jewish Society of
215
Chapter
243
Table
264
Organization and Leadership in the Jewish Community
275
Jewish Quarters in the ArabIslamic Cities of
287
JewishChristian Relations in EighteenthCentury Tiberias
301
French Merchants and Jews in the Ottoman Empire
315
Jew and Turk in Algiers in 1800
327
Intercommunal Relations
353
Ottomanism and Zionism During the Second Constitutional
527
Karagoz and the Story of Esther
549
Vivian B Mann
559
The Material Culture of Sephardic Jews in the Western
575
The Relationship
585
A Study of a Jewish
633
Some Jewish Characters in Modern Turkish Literature
647
Chapter
653
The inheritance register of the chief rabbi of Galata 1770
712
Chronology
717
Selected Bibliography
731
Index
743
Copyright

References to this book

All Book Search results »

Bibliographic information