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Based on the Libro Grande, which is included in this volume, this authoritative analysis of the Venetian Jewish community of the 17th century gives a snapshot of the political and social structure of the Jews of Venice as they related to the general population of the Venetian Republic of that period and to the ethnic,economic, and religious diversity within their own community.

© By The Magnes Press The Hebrew University Jerusalem 1991 ISBN 965- 223- 765- 5 Printed in Israel New ISBN 1- 59045- 931- 8 Copyright © 2009 by Varda Books Skokie, Illinois, United States of America

A Separate Republic


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Front MatterHalf Title PageTitle PageCopyright PageDedication PageACKNOWLEDGEMENTSTable Of ContentsContents1. INTRODUCTIONI. Themes1. Community and State2. The Three 'Nations'3. Elite and Popular Government4. Lay and Rabbinic LeadershipII. Text2. THE LIBRO GRANDE AFFAIRI. The StoryII. PrecedentIII. The ObjectionsIV. AnalysisV. Significance3. THE CONSTITUTIONS I. FormationII. Operation4. A DYNAMIC CHARACTERIZATION I. Spanish ParityII. TripolarityIII. OligarchizationIV. Efficiency5. COMMUNAL FINANCES 6. THE SMALL ASSEMBLY I. LiaisonII. Municipal UpkeepIII. Communal Order7. RELIGION & POLITICS I. 1594 and 1616II. Preceding EvidenceIII. Libro Grande EvidenceIV. The Immediate PerspectiveV. Epilogue and SequelVI. Summary8. THE TWIN CONTEXTS OF VENETIAN JEWISH CULTURE I. Political StructureII. Sumptuary LawBack MatterAPPENDIXTHE LIBRO GRANDEWORKS CITEDIndicesINDEX OF NAMESINDEX OF PLACESINDEX OF SUBJECTSBack Cover
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