The Jewish community in Italy is the most ancient among the Jewish Diasporas that have remained continuously up until today. This course focuses on the social, economic and cultural interactions between the Jews and their surrounding milieu in Italy. It examines the shifts between integration and segregation that the Jews experienced, especially starting from the Renaissance until the modern period. The course focuses especially on topics such as: Jewish intellectual life during the Renaissance; the Ghettos; emancipation and its particular expressions in Italy; Jews under Fascism and Nazism; Italian Jewry nowadays.
This course runs through SRISA's partners at ISI.