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A Separate Republic

Author:  David Joshua Malkiel
Publisher:  Varda Books
Original Publisher:  Magnes Press
Published:  2009
Language:  English
Pages:   670

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A Separate Republic explores the social and political life of Jews in Venice in the seventeenth century. Based on the Libro Grande, the only existing record book of the community from that time period, this study gives an in depth view of the ethnic diversity and complex relationships within Jewish Venice and between the Jewish community and the Republic of Venice at large. In addition, Dr....

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About the Author

David Joshua Malkiel ---

Dr. David Malkiel is a professor in the Department of Jewish History at Bar Ilan University. In 2007-2008, he was a visiting professor in the Taube School of Jewish Studies at Stanford University, where he taught a class in medieval and early modern Jewish history. In addition to A Separate Republic, which was his doctoral thesis, he is the author of The Jewish Christian Debate on the Eve of Modernity (Jerusalem 2004)and Reconstructing Ashkenaz : the human face of Franco-German Jewry, 1000-1250 (Stanford University Press, 2009).





Chapter One: Introduction

            I. Themes

            II. Text

Chapter Two: The Libro Grande Affair

             I. The Story

            II. Precedent

            III. The Objections

            IV. Analysis   

            V. Significance

Chapter Three: The Constitutions

            I. Formation

            II. Operation

Chapter Four: A Dynamic Characterization

            I. Spanish Parity

            II. Tripolarity

            III. Oligarchization

            IV. Efficiency

Chapter Five: Communal Finances

Chapter Six: The Small Assembly

            I. Liaison

            II. Municipal Upkeep

            III. Communal Order

Chapter Seven: Religion & Politics

            I. 1594 and 1616

            II. Preceding Evidence

            III. Libro Grande Evidence

            IV. The Immediate Perspective

            V. Epilogue and Sequel

            VI. Summary

Chapter Eight: The Twin Contexts of Venetian Jewish Culture

            I. Political Structure

            II. Sumptuary Law


Libro Grande

Works Cited

Index of Names

Index of Places

Index of Subjects

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"A historical irony has opened the doors to study of Venetian Jewish self- government. An Italian translation of the community's record book for the years 1607- 1624, called the Libro Grande, has survived in the Venetian state archive. This translation was composed in 1632 at the order of the Venetian government, when a squabble within the community drew its attention, and brought the community under suspicion of lèse majesté. Thus, though the translation threatened the ...

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