The Venetian Ghetto

Author: Riccardo Calimani
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480417939
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The creation of the Venice Ghetto and the consequent confinement of the Jewish population within a restricted area of the city dates back to the beginning of the sixteenth century. It was the scene of many events closely linked to the city’s history, and it flourished between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries. This book recounts the incredible history of the ghetto, its communities, its buildings, the Scole, the Jewish museum, the monuments to the Holocaust, and the Jewish cemetery at the Lido.

How Transformative Innovations Shaped the Rise of Nations

Author: Gerard Tellis
Publisher: Anthem Press
ISBN: 1783087951
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Over the last 2,000 years, critical innovations have transformed small regions into global powers. But these powers have faded when they did not embrace the next big innovation. Gerard J. Tellis and Stav Rosenzweig argue that openness to new ideas and people, empowerment of individuals and competition are key drivers in the development and adoption of transformative innovations. These innovations, in turn, fuel economic growth, national dominance and global leadership. In How Transformative Innovations Shaped the Rise of Nations, Tellis and Rosenzweig examine the transformative qualities of concrete in Rome; swift equine warfare in Mongolia; critical navigational innovations in the golden ages of Chinese, Venetian, Portuguese and Dutch empires; the patent system and steam engine in Britain; and mass production in the United States of America.

The Founding of Israel

Author: Martin Connolly
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1526737183
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‘Here [In the State if Israel] their spiritual, religious and political identity was shaped. Here they first attained statehood, created cultural values of national and universal significance, and gave the world the Eternal Book of Books.’ David Ben-Gurion, 14 May 1948 Seventy years ago in 1948 the State of Israel came into being amidst great controversy. For many, the Jews did not belong in Palestine and around them many nations sought to eradicate the new state from the map. How did the State arise? What led to the founding of Israel? This book sets out to give a chronological journey of the Jewish people from the time Abraham came out of the land of Ur 3,000 years ago, until 6 million of them died in the horror of the Holocaust under Hitler and his Nazi regime. It recounts the many expulsions from the land in which they lived, the suffering under Babylonians, Greek, Persians, the destruction of their Temple in Jerusalem in 70 AD, and finally, genocide and the expulsion by the Romans in 132 AD creating a diaspora across the world. The Jews would be charged with killing God and throughout the following centuries would be expelled from countries, burned alive after being locked in Synagogues and at the stake, have all their property seized and herded into ghettoes. All of this until that fatal Holocaust, which attempted to wipe them from the face of the earth. This book recounts their story to achieve a homeland , using a wide-range of historical documents to tell the story of humiliation, suffering, poverty and death. It tells of religious persecution that would not let them rest, and as their journey enters the twentieth century, gives a behind-the-scenes look at how governments manipulated the Middle East and exacerbated divisions.

Die Hebamme von Venedig

Author: Roberta Rich
Publisher: Piper Schicksalsvoll
ISBN: 3492983022
Format: PDF
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Mitten in der Nacht steht ein venezianischer Adliger aufgewühlt vor der Tür der jüdischen Hebamme Hannah: Seit Tagen liegt die Frau des Conte schon in den Wehen, und nun fürchtet er um das Leben von Mutter und Kind, sollte Hannah ihnen nicht helfen. Doch der jungen Hebamme ist die medizinische Behandlung von Christen untersagt. Hin- und hergerissen zwischen Mitgefühl und Angst, erkennt Hannah in der Bitte des Conte auch eine Chance und stellt mutig eine Bedingung: Wenn es ihr gelingt, das Kind des Conte di Padovani zu retten, verlangt sie jene Geldsumme, die sie braucht, um ihren auf Malta als Sklaven gefangen gehaltenen Mann Isaak freizukaufen. Der Conte willigt ein. Doch mit der Geburt des Kindes gerät Hannah in immer größere Gefahr. Die um ihr Erbe fürchtenden Brüder des Conte di Padovani trachten ihr und dem Baby nach dem Leben, Venedig wird von der Pest bedroht, und es bleibt kaum noch Zeit bis zum Ablegen des Schiffes, das sie zu Isaak bringen soll ...

The Venetian Origins of the Commedia dell Arte

Author: Peter Jordan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136488235
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The Venetian Origins of the Commedia dell'Arte is a striking new enquiry into the late-Renaissance stirrings of professional secular comedy in Venice, and their connection to the development of what came to be known as the Commedia dell’Arte. The book contends that through a symbiotic collaboration between patrician amateurs and plebeian professionals, innovative forms of comedy developed in the Venice region, fusing ‘high’ and ‘low’ culture in a provocative mix that had a truly mass appeal. Rich with anecdotes, diary entries and literary – often ribald – comic passages, Peter Jordan's central argument has important implications for the study of Venetian art, popular theatre and European cultural history.

The Venetian Ghetto

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Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN:
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The creation of the Venetian Ghetto - A tour of the Ghetto - Ghetto Nuova - Scuola Grande Tedesca - Scuola Canton - Scuola Italiana - Ghetto Vecchio - Scuola Grande Spagnola - Scuola Levantina - Ghetto Nuovissimo - Cemetery of S. Nicolo del Lido - Scuole - Jews in Venice - Renaissance.

Heritage

Author: Abba Solomon Eban
Publisher: New York : Summit Books
ISBN:
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From the birth of Jewish history to the rebirth of the State of Israel, the author, the former Israeli ambassador to the U.S. and the U.N., traces four thousand years of Jewish experience.

Juden in Venedig 1516 1797

Author: Marion Steinbach
Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
ISBN: 9783631447246
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Die Lebensbedingungen der Juden in der Republik Venedig wurden wahrend ihrer gesamten Ansiedlungszeit in dem Stadtstaat von zahlreichen detaillierten Vorschriften bestimmt. Diese determinierten ihren rechtlichen und sozialen Status sowie ihre wirtschaftlichen und kulturellen Moglichkeiten. In diesem Kontext wird auch das Mass ihrer Integration in die venezianische Gesellschaft und ihre Partizipation an der Kultur der Republik deutlich. Besondere Aufmerksamkeit wird der Literatur der Juden zuteil. Vor allem die Verteidigungsschriften der Juden geben Aufschluss uber das Ausmass ihrer Integration oder Isolation und erganzen die zuvor dargelegte Situation aus judischer Sicht und komplettieren die Studie."

Preserving the World s Great Cities

Author: Anthony M. Tung
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN:
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A wide-ranging study of architectural and cultural preservation in the world's great urban centers examines the devastating impact of war, economics, and indifference on the great cities and efforts throughout China, the U.S. Japan, Europe, and elsewhere to restore and preserve buildings and landmarks. 15,000 first printing.