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Jewish Libya - Memory and Identity in Text and Image (Paperback) Loot Price: R577
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Jewish Libya - Memory and Identity in Text and Image (Paperback): Jacques Roumani, Judith Roumani, David Meghnagi

Jewish Libya - Memory and Identity in Text and Image (Paperback)

Jacques Roumani, Judith Roumani, David Meghnagi

Series: Modern Jewish History

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In June 2017, the Jews of Libya commemorated the jubilee of their complete exodus from this North African land in 1967, which began with a mass migration to Israel in 1948-49. Jews had resided in Libya since Phoenician times, seventeen centuries before their encounter with the Arab conquest in AD 644-646. Their disappearance from Libya, like most other Jewish communities in North Africa and the Middle East, led to their fragmentation across the globe as well as reconstitution in two major centers, Israel and Italy. Distinctive Libyan Jewish traditions and a broad cultural heritage have survived and prospered in different places in Israel and in Rome, Italy, where Libyan Jews are recognized for their vibrant contribution to Italian Jewry. Nevertheless, with the passage of time, memories fade among the younger generations and multiple identities begin to overshadow those inherited over the centuries. Capturing the essence of Libyan Jewish cultural heritage, this anthology aims to reawaken and preserve the memories of this community. Jewish Libya collects the work of scholars who explore the community's history, its literature and dialect, topography and cuisine, and the difficult negotiation of trauma and memory. In shedding new light on this now-fragmented culture and society, this collection commemorates and celebrates vital elements of Libyan Jewish heritage and encourages a lively intergenerational exchange among the many Jews of Libyan origin worldwide.

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Imprint: Syracuse University Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Modern Jewish History
Release date: June 2018
Editors: Jacques Roumani • Judith Roumani • David Meghnagi
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 360
ISBN-13: 978-0-8156-3580-2
Categories: Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Cultural studies > General
Books > Humanities > History > African history > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > Jewish studies
Books > History > African history > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
LSN: 0-8156-3580-X
Barcode: 9780815635802

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