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Ashkenazim and Sephardim: A European Perspective


Edited By Andrzej Katny, Izabela Olszewska and Aleksandra Twardowska

This volume is devoted to selected aspects of the culture and language of the two largest Jewish Diaspora groups, Sephardim and Ashkenazim. The authors analyze the latest European research tendencies related to both Jewish factions. Questions concern the historical, social and cultural contact with non-Jewish environment, the problems of Jewish identity, the condition of languages in both groups (Yiddish, Judeo-Spanish, Hakitía), and Jewish anthroponymy. The reflections concern various areas of contemporary Germany, Poland, Russia, the Balkan countries, Italy, the countries of North Africa inhabited by both Sephardi and Ashkenazi Jews. For the analyses, not only documents, manuscripts, press articles, and literary texts serve as a basis but also the artifacts of material culture.


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image: “Migrations and Settlements of the Spanish Jews” Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Ashkenazim and Sephardim : a European perspective / Andrzej Kątny, Izabela Olszewska, Aleksandra Twardowska (eds.). — First edition. pages cm Includes bibliographical references. ISBN 978-3-631-64308-2 1. Ashkenazim. 2. Sephardim. I. Katny, Andrzej, 1949- editor. II. Olszewska, Izabela, editor. III. Twardowska, Aleksandra, editor. DS112.A83 2014 305.892'404—dc23 2013047474 ISSN 2192-7170 ISBN 978-3-631-64308-2 (Print) E-ISBN 978-3-653-03216-1 (E-Book) DOI 10.3726/978-3-653-03216-1 © Peter Lang GmbH Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften Frankfurt am Main 2013 All rights reserved. Peter Lang Edition is an Imprint of Peter Lang GmbH. Peter Lang – Frankfurt am Main · Bern · Bruxelles · New York · Oxford · Warszawa · Wien All parts of this publication are protected by copyright. Any utilisation outside the strict limits of the copyright law, without the permission of the publisher, is forbidden and liable to prosecution. This applies in particular to reproductions, translations, microfilming, and storage and processing in electronic retrieval systems. This book is part of the Peter Lang Edition list and was peer reviewed prior to publication.

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