Sephardi Lives: A Documentary History, 1700–1950

Maurice Amado Sephardic Studies Series Book Launch with authors Sarah A. Stein, UCLA, History and Julia Phillips Cohen, Vanderbilt University, History. Sponsored by the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies. Cosponsored by the UCLA Center for European and Eurasian Studies.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
4:00 PM
306 Royce Hall

Jewish studies and Middle Eastern studies have seen an unprecedented diversification in focus over the course of the last twenty years, yet neither pedagogical materials nor documentary compendia have kept pace with these dramatic changes. This comprehensive documentary reader fills the void in modern Jewish and Ottoman history, presenting a staggering array of previously inaccessible primary sources generated by or about Sephardi Jews in the heartland of modern Judeo-Spanish culture (Southeastern Europe and the Levant under Ottoman and post-Ottoman rule) and in its diaspora (the U.S., the Caribbean, South America, Europe, and Africa). The approximately 150 sources in this edition—originally written in fifteen languages, including Ladino, Hebrew, Ottoman Turkish, Modern Turkish, French, Greek, Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Yiddish, and English—have been selected specifically for students, researchers, and general readers. By making available these largely unknown works, this volume promises to expand the fields of Jewish studies, Ottoman studies, and Middle East studies in multiple and crucial ways.

While the event is free and open to the public, pre-registration is required. E-mail or call 310-267-5327 to register.

Sponsor(s): Center for European and Russian Studies, UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies

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