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Starts : 2013-06-17
No votes Free Closed [?] Ethnic Studies

For approximately 20 centuries, the Italian peninsula has been home to Jewish communities, yet the modern nation of Italy was only founded in 1861. This course will examine both of these terms, exploring how a minority community defined itself and was defined by its neighbors, from approximately 70 C.E to the present. The long relationship between Jewish and non-Jewish communities on the Italian peninsula will be illustrated using a variety of sources, including architecture, art, Judaica, tombstones, rituals, literature, cuisine, and cinema. This course aims to deepen your understanding of a rich cultural tradition-- that of Italian Judaism.