By Carlotta Ferrara degli Uberti
This booklet depicts the cultural mind's eye of the Italian-Jewish minority from the unification of the rustic to the top of the 1st international War. The production of an Italian geographical region brought new difficulties and new possibilities for its voters. What did it suggest for the Jewish minority? How may possibly participants of the minority mix and redefine Jewishness and Italianness in a notably new political and felony framework? Key options akin to relations, faith, kingdom, assimilation and – later – Zionism are saw as they shift and alter through the years. The interplay among the private and non-private spheres performs a pivotal function within the research, and the self-fashioning of Italian Jewish élites is learn along the evolution of the cultural stereotypes general of the time. Reinterpreting the Italian nationwide patriotic narrative throughout the eyes of the Jews, Carlotta Ferrara degli Uberti is ready to unveil its much less identified layers and articulations, whereas while providing a brand new viewpoint from which to learn the fashionable Jewish adventure within the Western World.
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Making Italian Jews: Family, Gender, Religion and the Nation, 1861–1918 by Carlotta Ferrara degli Uberti