The Dispersion of Egyptian Jewry: Culture, Politics, and the Formation of a Modern Diaspora
American Univ in Cairo Press, 2005 - 329 pagina's
Egypt's indigenous Jewish population comprised Arabic-speaking Rabbanite and Karaite Jews, some of whom had been in the country since the early Islamic era. Jews expelled from Spain in 1492 took refuge in Egypt, and their numbers were augmented in the mid-nineteenth century by Sephardic immigrants. Originally welcomed elsewhere in the Ottoman Empire, these Spanish Jews came to Egypt seeking economic opportunity in the era of Suez Canal construction and the cotton boom. The late nineteenth century brought Ashkenazi Jews fleeing persecution in Eastern Europe. The different groups formed a heterogeneous community of cosmopolitan hybrids, which was both an element of strength and a factor in its eventual demise. The Dispersion of Egyptian Jewry examines the history of the Egyptian Jewish community after 1948, focusing on three major areas: the life of the majority of the community, which remained in Egypt from the1948 Arab-Israeli War until the aftermath of the 1956 Suez/Sinai War; the dispersion and reestablishment of Egyptian Jewish communities in the United states, France, and Israel; and contested memories of Jewish life in Egypt since President Anwar al-Sadat's visit to Jerusalem in 1977. Beinin argues that the experiences of Egyptian Jews cannot be adequately accounted for by either Egyptian nationalist or Zionist narratives. Fusing history, ethnography, literary analysis, and autobiography, Joel Beinin conducts an interdisciplinary investigation into identity, dispersion, and the retrieval of identity that is relevant for anyone interested in Egypt, the Jewish diaspora, or the formation of cultures and identities.
Wat mensen zeggen - Een review schrijven
We hebben geen reviews gevonden op de gebruikelijke plaatsen.
Communitarianisms Nationalisms Nostalgias
Citizens Dhimmis and Subversives
Nazis and Spies The Discourse of Operation Susannah
The Graduates of haShomer haTzair in Israel
The Communist Emigres in France
The Karaites of the San Francisco Bay Area
Overige edities - Alles weergeven
1948 Arab-Israeli War Abdel Nasser activity Ahmad al-Ahram al-Kalim al-Musawwar Alexandria aliyah American Jewish anti-Semitic Arab world Arab-Israeli conflict Aviv Barad be-mitzrayim Cairo capital Chief Rabbi Cicurel citizenship communist movement Communist Party cultural David Harel discourse economic Egypt and Israel Egyptian communist Egyptian Jewish Egyptian Jewish community Egyptian Jews Egyptian national Egyptian-Israeli peace Ein-Shemer emigrated established European foreign France French ha-Kibutz ha-Artzi ha-Shomer ha-Tza'ir HADETU Hebrew Henri Curiel Ibid immigrants interview Islamic Israel Israeli Israeli government Jerusalem Jewish identity Jews of Egypt Juifs d'Egypte Karaite community kibutz Kohen-Tzidon Layla Murad leaders left Egypt living MAPAI MAPAM Marzuq Masliah Middle East Middle Eastern misr Mizrahi modern Muslim Muslim Brothers Nahshonim nationalist Nazi Nonetheless official Operation Susannah organization Palestine Palestinian Paris Pasha Pessah political Press Qattawi Rabbanite regime religious Rome Group San Francisco Sephardi Sneh social Suez/Sinai synagogue Talmor tion trial Yusuf Zionist
Alle resultaten in Google Boeken »
Historians, State and Politics in Twentieth Century Egypt: Contesting the Nation
Geen voorbeeld beschikbaar - 2003