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Author Cassen, Flora, author.

Title Marking the Jews in Renaissance Italy : politics, religion, and the power of symbols / Flora Cassen
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 225 pages) : illustrations
Contents Cover ; Half-title page; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; List of Figures; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Origins and Symbolic Meaning of the Jewish Badge; 2 Dukes, Friars, and Jews in Fifteenth-Century Milan; 3 Strangers at Home: The Jewish Badge in Spanish Milan, 1512-1597; 4 From Black to Yellow: Loss of Solidarity among the Jews of Piedmont; 5 No Jews in Genoa; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
Summary "It is a little known fact that as early as the thirteenth century, Europe's political and religious powers tried to physically mark and distinguish the Jews from the rest of society. During the Renaissance, Italian Jews first had to wear a yellow round badge on their chest, and then later, a yellow beret. The discriminatory marks were a widespread phenomenon with serious consequences for Jewish communities and their relations with Christians. Beginning with a sartorial study - how the Jews were marked on their clothing and what these marks meant - the book offers an in-depth analysis of anti-Jewish discrimination across three Italian city-states: Milan, Genoa, and Piedmont. Moving beyond Italy, it also examines the place of Jews and Jewry law in the increasingly interconnected world of Early Modern European politics"-- Provided by publisher
"The book offers an in-depth analysis of anti-Jewish discrimination across three Italian city-states: Milan, Genoa, and Piedmont. Moving beyond Italy, it also examines the place of Jews and Jewry law in the increasingly interconnected world of Early Modern European politics"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Jews -- Persecutions -- Italy -- History -- 15th century
Jews -- Persecutions -- Italy -- History -- 16th century
Jews -- Italy -- Politics and government -- 15th century
Jews -- Italy -- Politics and government -- 16th century
Jews -- Italy -- Milan -- History
Jews -- Italy -- Genoa -- History
Jews -- Italy -- Piedmont -- History
Clothing and dress -- Symbolic aspects -- Italy
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
Clothing and dress -- Symbolic aspects
Ethnic relations
Jews
Jews -- Persecutions
Jews -- Politics and government
Abgrenzung
Juden
Judenkennzeichen
Judenstern
European history.
Social & cultural history.
Religious intolerance, persecution & conflict.
Social groups: religious groups & communities.
Italy.
c 1000 CE to c 1500.
History.
Europe.
History.
SUBJECT Milan (Italy) -- Ethnic relations
Genoa (Italy) -- Ethnic relations
Piedmont (Italy) -- Ethnic relations
Subject Italy
Italy -- Genoa
Italy -- Milan
Italy -- Piedmont
Genua
Italien
Mailand
Piemont
Genre/Form Electronic books
History
Form Electronic book
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