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Ottomans, Turks and the Jewish Polity : A History of the Jews of Turkey - Walter F. Weiker

Ottomans, Turks and the Jewish Polity

A History of the Jews of Turkey

Hardcover Published: 27th May 1992
ISBN: 9780819186447
Number Of Pages: 386

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In this book, Walter Weiker explores the relationship between the Ottoman Empire and the Jews to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492. That expulsion had the immediate consequence of enlarging the Jewish presence in the Ottoman Empire, particularly what is Turkey today and the adjacent areas of the Balkans. Weiker not only provides a full account of the Turkish Jews' intellectual and cultural contributions dating back to the Byzantine Empire, its rise and decline, and its 20th century transformation into the Turkish Republic, but he does so from a perspective of Jewish political history.

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An impressive work on an important topic. -- Jacob Landau, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem CHOICE ...in addition to a wealth of information, which is often hard to access, the book adds to our understanding of the Turkish Jewry from the perspective of Jewish political history, into which cultural and religious issues are interwoven. -- Jacob Landau, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Religious Studies Review This book is an important achievement. -- Rabbi Marc D. Angel, The Congregation Shearith Israel, New York Religious Studies Review ...a sweeping panorama...of nearly two thousand years of Jewish history... -- Rabbi Marc D. Angel, The Congregation Shearith Israel, New York American Historical Review .. interestin and valuable. -- Rabbi Marc D. Angel, The Congregation Shearith Israel, New York Middle East Studies Association Bulletin. Association Bullet Weiker's informative and perceptive study enhances understanding of Jewish life under the Turks and is likely to remain unsurpassed for years to come. CHOICE An impressive work on an important topic. -- Jacob Landau, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem CHOICE ...in addition to a wealth of information, which is often hard to access, the book adds to our understanding of the Turkish Jewry from the perspective of Jewish political history, into which cultural and religious issues are interwoven. -- Jacob Landau, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Religious Studies Review This book is an important achievement. -- Rabbi Marc D. Angel, The Congregation Shearith Israel, New York Religious Studies Review ...a sweeping panorama...of nearly two thousand years of Jewish history... -- Rabbi Marc D. Angel, The Congregation Shearith Israel, New York American Historical Review .. interestin and valuable. -- Rabbi Marc D. Angel, The Congregation Shearith Israel, New York Middle East Studies Association Bulletin. Association Bullet

Preface
Introduction--The Jews of Turkey: Integration, Distinctiveness, and the Jewish Political Traditionp. 1
The Jews in Byzantine Asia Minorp. 7
Under the Ottomansp. 27
Communal Organizationp. 49
The Jews and the Ottoman Economyp. 75
Culture, Religion, and the Saga of Sabbatai Zevip. 93
Westernization and Reformp. 115
The Reform of Communal Organizationp. 149
Economic Changep. 173
Cultural Development: Educationp. 193
Cultural Development: Toward Integrationp. 215
The Young Turks and the Turkish Republic: Challenge and Responsep. 231
Community and Economy in the Twentieth Centuryp. 263
Contemporary Culturep. 295
Conclusion: Ottomans, Turks and the Jewish Polityp. 321
Bibliographyp. 335
Appendix--Important Scholars in Major Turkish-Ottoman Jewish Communitiesp. 353
Indexp. 359
About the Authorp. 369
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ISBN: 9780819186447
ISBN-10: 0819186449
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 386
Published: 27th May 1992
Publisher: UNIV PR OF AMER
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 15.24  x 2.59
Weight (kg): 0.68

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