JWST 2720

JWST 2720

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

The Jewish community of Rome is the oldest one in all of Europe, dating back to 200 BCE, but it is only a part of a complex and fascinating mosaic that is Italian Jewry. In this course we will examine the long Jewish presence in the Italian peninsula through the work of some of Italy's most eminent modern Jewish writers, as well as the writings of historians of Jewish Italy. We will focus on the historical events that have shaped the past hundred and fifty years: the role of Italian Jews in the unification of Italy and state-building, two world wars and different social movements of the pre- and post-WWII eras, and the plurality of Jewish voices today, especially in their relationship to Israel and the diaspora. The course material will include several lectures by Italian scholars active in the field and by at least one writer discussed in the course, and visits to Italian cultural and political institutions relevant to our topic.

When Offered Summer.

Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (LA-AS)
Course Attribute (CU-ITL)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Three Week - First. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1795 JWST 2720   LEC 003

    • To Be Assigned
    • Jun 1 - Jun 19, 2020
    • von Wittelsbach, K

  • Instruction Mode: Online