By David N. Myers,Massimo Ciavolella,Peter Reill,Geoffrey Symcox

Exploring the attention-grabbing cross-cultural impacts among Jews and Christians in Italy from the Renaissance to the 20th century, Acculturation and Its Discontents assembles essays by means of prime historians, literary students, and musicologists to give a well-rounded heritage of Italian Jewry.

The individuals supply wealthy pics of the numerous bright varieties of cultural and creative expression that Italian Jews contributed to, yet this quantity additionally can pay shut recognition to the ways that Italian Jews - either freely and stressed - creatively tailored to the social, cultural, and felony norms of the encompassing society. Tracing either the triumphs and tragedies of Jewish groups inside of Italy over a extensive span of time, Acculturation and Its Discontents demanding situations traditional assumptions approximately assimilation and nation intervention and, within the method, charts the complicated means of cultural alternate that left this sort of exact imprint not just on Italian Jewry, but additionally on Italian society itself.

This selection of rigorous and thought-provoking essays makes a tremendous contribution to either the historical past of Italian tradition and the cultural effect and importance of ecu Jews.

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