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 20 th century, Acculturation and Its Discontents assembles essays via top historians, literary students, and musicologists to offer a well-rounded historical past of Italian Jewry.
The participants provide wealthy images of the various vivid types of cultural and inventive expression that Italian Jews contributed to, yet this quantity additionally can pay shut consciousness 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 Italy over a large span of time, Acculturation and Its Discontents demanding situations traditional assumptions approximately assimilation and country intervention and, within the procedure, charts the complicated technique of cultural alternate that left the sort of exact imprint not just on Italian Jewry, but additionally on Italian society itself.
This number of rigorous and thought-provoking essays makes a massive contribution to either the historical past of Italian tradition and the cultural impression and importance of eu Jews.