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Author Rodrigue, Aron

Title A Jewish Voice from Ottoman Salonica : the Ladino Memoir of Sa'adi Besalel a-Levi
Published Palo Alto : Stanford University Press, 2012


Description 1 online resource (434 pages)
Contents Editors' Acknowledgments; Note on Translation and Transliteration; Note on Currencies, Weights, and Measures; Note on Sigla Used in the Ladino Romanized Textand English Translation; Editors' Introduction; The Memoir of Sa'adi Besalel a-Levi; English Translation; Romanized Transliteration; Notes; Glossary; Works Consulted; Index
Summary This book presents for the first time the complete text of the earliest known Ladino-language memoir, transliterated from the original script, translated into English, and introduced and explicated by the editors. The memoirist, Sa'adi Besalel a-Levi (1820-1903), wrote about Ottoman Jews' daily life at a time when the long-ascendant fabric of Ottoman society was just beginning to unravel. His vivid portrayal of life in Salonica, a major port in the Ottoman Levant with a majority-Jewish population, thus provides a unique window into a way of life before it disappeared as a result of profound p
Notes Print version record
SUBJECT Haleṿi, Saʻadi ben Betsalel
Haleṿi, Saʻadi ben Betsalel. fast (OCoLC)fst01610389
Subject Regions & Countries - Asia & the Middle East.
History & Archaeology.
Middle East.
Form Electronic book
Author Stein, Sarah
Jerusalmi, Isaac
ISBN 9780804781770