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Title The Jews and the expansion of Europe to the west, 1450 to 1800 / edited by Paolo Bernardini and Norman Fiering
Published New York ; Oxford : Berghahn Books, 2001
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 567 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series European expansion and global interaction ; v. 2
European expansion and global interaction ; v. 2
Contents A milder colonization : Jewish expansion to the New World, and the New World in the Jewish consciousness of the early modern era / Paolo Bernardini -- Biblical history and the Americas : the legend of Solomon's Ophir, 1492-1591 / James Romm -- Knowledge of newly discovered lands among Jewish communities of Europe (from 1492 to the Thirty Years' War) / Noah J. Efron -- Jewish scientists and the origin of modern navigation / Patricia Seed -- The hope of the Netherlands : Menasseh ben Israel and the Dutch idea of America / Benjamin Schmidt -- Israel in America : the wanderings of the lost ten tribes from Mikveigh Yisrael to Timothy McVeigh / David S. Katz -- New Christian, Marrano, Jew / Robert Rowland -- Marrano religiosity in Hispanic America in the seventeenth century / Nathan Wachtel -- Crypto-Jews and the Mexican Holy Office in the seventeenth century / Solange Alberro -- The participation of new Christians and Crypto-Jews in the conquest, colonization, and trade of Spanish America, 1521-1660 / Eva Alexandra Uchmany -- Crypto-Jews and new Christians in colonial Peru and Chile / Günter Böhm -- Marranos and the Inquisition : on the Gold Route in Minas Gerais, Brazil / Anita Novinsky -- Outcasts from the kingdom : the Inquisition and the banishment of new Christians to Brazil / Geraldo Pieroni -- The Portuguese Jewish nation of Saint-Esprit-lès-Bayonne : the American dimension / Gérard Nahon -- Atlantic trade and Sephardim merchants in eighteenth-century France : the case of Bordeaux / Silvia Marzagalli -- Jewish settlements in the French colonies in the Caribbean (Martinique, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Cayenne) and the "Black code" / Mordechai Arbell -- New Christians/"new whites" : Sephardic Jews, free people of color, and citizenship in French Saint-Domingue, 1760-1789 / John D. Garrigus -- The Jews of Dutch America / Jonathan I. Israel -- The Jews in Suriname and Curaçao / Wim Klooster -- An Atlantic perspective on the Jewish struggle for rights and opportunities in Brazil, New Netherland, and New York / James Homer Williams -- Antecedents and remnants of Jodensavanne : the synagogues and cemeteries of the first permanent plantation settlement of New World Jews / Rachel Frankel -- Jews and new Christians in the Atlantic slave trade / Seymour Drescher -- New Christians in the sugar trade, 1550-1750 : two centuries of development of the Atlantic economy / James C. Boyajian -- New Christians and Jews as sugar cultivators and traders in the Portuguese Atlantic, 1450-1800 / Ernst Pijning -- The Jewish moment and the two expansion systems in the Atlantic, 1580-1650 / Pieter Emmer -- The Jews in British America / Jonathan D. Sarna
Summary Jews and Judaism played a significant role in the history of the expansion of Europe to the west as well as in the history of the economic, social, and religious development of the New World. They played an important role in the discovery, colonization, and eventually exploitation of the resources of the New World. Alone among the European peoples who came to the Americas in the colonial period, Jews were dispersed throughout the hemisphere; indeed, they were the only cohesive European ethnic or religious group that lived under both Catholic and Protestant regimes, which makes their study particularly fruitful from a comparative perspective. As distinguished from other religious or ethnic minorities, the Jewish struggle was not only against an overpowering and fierce nature but also against the political regimes that ruled over the various colonies of the Americas and often looked unfavorably upon the establishment and tleration of Jewish communities in their own territory. Jews managed to survive and occasionally to flourish against all odds, and their history in the Americas is one of the more fascinating chapters in the early modern history of European expansion provider's description
Notes This collection of essays derives, selectively, from a conference of the same name held at the John Carter Brown Library, 15-18 June 1997
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 530-531) and indexes
Notes online resource; title from PDF title page (ProQuest Ebook Central, viewed November 13, 2020)
Subject Jews -- Migrations.
Jews -- Latin America -- History.
Jews -- North America -- History
Expansie (macht)
Emigration and immigration.
HISTORY -- Latin America -- General.
HISTORY -- Latin America -- South America.
Jews -- Migrations.
Europe -- Emigration and immigration.
Latin America -- Emigration and immigration.
North America -- Emigration and immigration
Latin America.
North America.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Form Electronic book
Author Bernardini, Paolo, 1963- editor.
Fiering, Norman, editor. author of preface.
ISBN 1782389768