AH215 Jews in the City

This course takes you on a journey through early modern towns with significant Jewish presence, from Toledo, Istanbul, and Tfat through Venice and Prague, Amsterdam and London. Students will delve into political and cultural contexts shaping the relations between Jews, Muslims, and Christians and will familiarize themselves with major shifts of interaction and behavioural patterns defining early modernity among the Jews. Explore the uniqueness of Jewish early modernity, different from both medieval and modern periods in Jewish history.

  • Course Specifications
  • Type: Compulsory
  • Lesson type: Lecture
  • Hours: 28 (5 credits)
  • Category: HISTORY
  • Requirement: 1 essay
  • Instructor: Prof. YOHANAN PETROVSKY-STERN
  • Course Readings 1
  • HANDOUT, to be provided (Ashkenazium, 2022)