The Jews Of South West England: The Rise and Decline of their Medieval and Modern Communities

The Jews Of South West England: The Rise and Decline of their Medieval and Modern Communities

By: Bernard Susser (author)Hardback

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The definitive study of the once-important Jewish communities of Devon and Cornwall, providing an in-depth study of the demography and economic activity as well as the political, cultural, religious and social life of South-Western Jewry.

About Author

The late Rabbi Susser was a historian of Jews in the South West of England.

Contents

Acknowledgements, viii; Glossary, xi; List of Abbreviations, xv; List of Maps, xvi; List of Tables, xvii; List of Illustrations, xx; Preface, xxi; 1 Early Settlement; PART 1: Ancient Traces, 1; PART 2: The Medieval Jewry, 4; 2 Immigration and Emigration: The Jewish Communities after 1656; PART 1: Composition and Growth, 26; PART 2: Towns of Minor Jewish Settlement, 47; PART 3: Area of Town Occupied by Jews, 52; PART 4: Movement of Jews Within and Without the South West, 54; 3 Demographic Structure; PART 1: The Immigrants, 68; PART 2: Births, Marriages and Deaths, 71; 4 Occupations, 92; 5 Cemeteries and Synagogues, 126; 6 Communal Organization; PART 1: Lay and Religious Leadership, 136; PART 2: Synagogal Finances, 159; PART 3: Internal Communal Discipline, 168; 7 Religious Life, 172; 8 Philanthropy, 192; 9 Inventors, Writers and Artists, 206; 10 Acculturation and Assimilation, 221; Notes and References, 265; Additional Notes, 335; Selected Bibliography, 337; Index, 341.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780859893664
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 383
  • ID: 9780859893664
  • ISBN10: 0859893669

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