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The Resource The Jews of San Nicandro, John A. Davis

The Jews of San Nicandro, John A. Davis

Label
The Jews of San Nicandro
Title
The Jews of San Nicandro
Statement of responsibility
John A. Davis
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Not many people know of the utterly extraordinary events that took place in a humble southern Italian town in the first half of the twentieth century--and those who do have struggled to explain them. In the late 1920s, a crippled shoemaker had a vision where God called upon him to bring the Jewish faith to this "dark corner" in the Catholic heartlands, despite his having had no prior contact with Judaism itself. By 1938, about a dozen families had converted at one of the most troubled times for Italy's Jews. The peasant community came under the watchful eyes of Mussolini's regime and the Catholic Church, but persisted in their new belief, eventually securing approval of their conversion from the rabbinical authorities, and emigrating to the newly founded State of Israel, where a community still exists today. In this first fully documented examination of the San Nicandro story, John A. Davis explains how and why these incredible events unfolded as they did. Using the converts' own accounts and a wide range of hitherto unknown sources, Davis uncovers the everyday trials and tribulations within this community, and shows how they intersected with many key contemporary issues, including national identity and popular devotional cults, Fascist and Catholic persecution, Zionist networks and postwar Jewish refugees, and the mass exodus that would bring the Mediterranean peasant world to an end. Vivid and poignant, this book draws fresh and intriguing links between the astonishing San Nicandro affair and the wider transformation of twentieth-century Europe
Cataloging source
AZK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davis, John A.
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jewish converts from Christianity
  • Jews
  • Conversion
  • Sannicandro Garganico (Italy)
  • Sannicandro Garganico (Italy)
  • HISTORY
  • Conversion
  • Ethnic relations
  • Jewish converts from Christianity
  • Jews
  • Religion
  • Italy
Label
The Jews of San Nicandro, John A. Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4. The Man from Milan
  • 5. Persecution
  • 6. Falling into the Net
  • 7. A Hero Comes to Visit
  • 8. A Difficult Conversion
  • 9. What Next?
  • 10. After Manduzio
  • 11. The Promised Land
  • 12. The Story's End
  • Notes
  • Frontmatter
  • Sources
  • Index
  • Contents
  • Illustrations and Maps
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction: The Prophet of San Nicandro
  • 1. Manduzio's Story
  • 2. Jewish Encounters
  • 3. The Duce and the Pope
Control code
ocn961583652
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 238 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300160369
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt111zvp
  • a69b96e8-3547-4bf6-8dd6-b1c2bb4818f3
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)961583652
Label
The Jews of San Nicandro, John A. Davis
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4. The Man from Milan
  • 5. Persecution
  • 6. Falling into the Net
  • 7. A Hero Comes to Visit
  • 8. A Difficult Conversion
  • 9. What Next?
  • 10. After Manduzio
  • 11. The Promised Land
  • 12. The Story's End
  • Notes
  • Frontmatter
  • Sources
  • Index
  • Contents
  • Illustrations and Maps
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction: The Prophet of San Nicandro
  • 1. Manduzio's Story
  • 2. Jewish Encounters
  • 3. The Duce and the Pope
Control code
ocn961583652
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 238 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300160369
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt111zvp
  • a69b96e8-3547-4bf6-8dd6-b1c2bb4818f3
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)961583652

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