Early Modern Ethnic and Religious Communities in Exile now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Early Modern Ethnic and Religious Communities in Exile, edited by Yosef Kaplan.
In the Early Modern period, the religious refugee became a constant presence in the European landscape, a presence which was felt, in the wake of processes of globalization, on other continents as well. During the religious wars, which raged in Europe at the time of the Reformation, and as a result of the persecution of religious minorities, hundreds of thousands of men and women were forced to go into exile and to restore their lives in new settings. In this collection of articles, an international group of historians focus on several of the significant groups of minorities who were driven into exile from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries. The contributions here discuss a broad range of topics, including the ways in which these communities of belief retained their identity in foreign climes, the religious meaning they accorded to the experience of exile, and the connection between ethnic attachment and religious belief, among others.
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About the Editor
Yosef Kaplan is Bernard Cherrick Emeritus Professor of Jewish History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. He has written many studies on Iberian Jewry in the late Middle Ages, the Iberian Conversos, the Sephardi diaspora, and the early Enlightenment in Jewish society. His most recent publications include The Dutch Intersection. The Jews and the Netherlands in Modern History (2008) and The Religious Cultures of Dutch Jewry (edited with Dan Michman, 2017).