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The Resource Women and Jewish marriage negotiations in early modern Italy : for love and money, Howard Tzvi Adelman

Women and Jewish marriage negotiations in early modern Italy : for love and money, Howard Tzvi Adelman

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Women and Jewish marriage negotiations in early modern Italy : for love and money
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Women and Jewish marriage negotiations in early modern Italy
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for love and money
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Howard Tzvi Adelman
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eng
Summary
"This book examines the role of women in Jewish family negotiations, using the setting of Italy from the end of the Renaissance to the Baroque. In ghettos at night and under the scrutiny of inquisitions, Jews flourished. Life and learning were enriched by Jews from the Iberian Peninsula, the Ottoman Empire, transalpine Europe, west and east, and Catholic neighbors. Rabbinic discourse represented conflicting customs in family formation and dissolution, especially at moments of crisis for women: forced betrothal; physical, mental and financial abuse; polygamy, and abandonment. In this book, case studies illustrate the ambiguity, drama, and danger to which women were exposed, as well as opportunities to make their voices heard and to extricate themselves from situations by forcing a divorce, collecting or seizing assets, and going to Catholic notaries to bequeath their assets outside traditional inheritance, often to other women. Despite intrusion by rabbis, their ability for coercion was limited, and their threats of punishments reflected the rhetoric of weakness rather than realistic options for implementation. The focus of this text is not what the law says, but rather how it enabled individual Jews, especially women, to speak and to act"--
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Adelman, Howard Tzvi,
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Routledge research in early modern history
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  • Jewish marriage customs and rites
  • Judaism
  • Jewish marriage customs and rites
  • Judaism
  • Italy
  • Jews
  • Jewish women
  • Italy
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Women and Jewish marriage negotiations in early modern Italy : for love and money, Howard Tzvi Adelman
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Preface: Unwilling to allow his wife a divorce, he marries another -- 1. Introduction: Jews, women, and rabbis in Italy -- 2. Negotiating engagement: anticipating danger -- 3. Breaking betrothals: fleeing danger -- 4. Negotiating in and out of marriage -- 5. Anticipating death: negotiating assets -- 6. Remarriage: negotiations between families
Control code
1014000385
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 206 pages
Isbn
9780815348092
Lccn
2017057415
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1014000385
Label
Women and Jewish marriage negotiations in early modern Italy : for love and money, Howard Tzvi Adelman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: Unwilling to allow his wife a divorce, he marries another -- 1. Introduction: Jews, women, and rabbis in Italy -- 2. Negotiating engagement: anticipating danger -- 3. Breaking betrothals: fleeing danger -- 4. Negotiating in and out of marriage -- 5. Anticipating death: negotiating assets -- 6. Remarriage: negotiations between families
Control code
1014000385
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 206 pages
Isbn
9780815348092
Lccn
2017057415
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1014000385

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