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Jews of Libya - 9781845191375

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  • Product code: BIDRR
  • ISBN: 9781845191375
  • Publisher: Sussex Academic Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 15.6cm x 23.5cm
  • Pages: 310
  • Publish date: 01/03/2008

Jews of Libya (Hardback)

Jews of Libya - 9781845191375

Maurice M. Roumani


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This book investigates the transformative period in the history of the Jews of Libya (1938-52), a period crucial to understanding Libyan Jewry's evolution into a community playing significant roles in Israel, Italy and in relation with Qaddhafi's Libya. Against a background of a reform conscious Ottoman administration (1835-1911) and subsequent stirrings of modernisation under Italian colonial influence (1911-43), the Jews of Libya began to experience rapid change following the application of fascist racial laws of 1938, the onset of war-related calamities and violent expressions of Libyan pan-Arabism, culminating in mass migration to Israel in the period 1949-52. By focusing on key socio-economic and political dimensions of this process, the author reveals the capacity of Libyan Jewry to adapt to and integrate into new environments without losing its unique and historical traditions.

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Product Details

  • Product code: BIDRR
  • ISBN: 9781845191375
  • Publisher: Sussex Academic Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 15.6cm x 23.5cm
  • Pages: 310
  • Publish date: 01/03/2008

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