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Poverty and welfare among the Portuguese Jews in early modern Amsterdam / Tirtsah Levie Bernfeld. [electronic resource]

Author/Creator:
Levie Bernfeld, Tirtsah, 1952- author.
Publication:
Portland, Or. : The Littman library of Jewish civilization, 2011.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (xvi, 590 pages)
Subjects:
Jews -- Netherlands -- Amsterdam -- History.
Jews -- Netherlands -- Amsterdam -- Economic conditions.
Jews -- Netherlands -- Amsterdam -- Charities.
Poor -- Netherlands -- Amsterdam.
Poverty -- Religious aspects -- Judaism.
Summary:
The reputed wealth and benevolence of the Portuguese Jews of early modern Amsterdam attracted many impoverished people to the city, both ex-Conversos from the Iberian peninsula and Jews from many other countries. In describing the consequences of that migration in terms of demography, admission policy, charitable institutions—public and private—philanthropy and daily life, and the dynamics of the relationship between the rich and the poor, Tirtsah Levie Bernfeld adds a nuanced new dimension to the understanding of Jewish life in the early modern period.
Contents:
1. Setting the scene
2. Migration of the poor
3. Demographic outline
4. The organization of welfare
5. Financing charity
6. The motives behind charity
7. The daily life of the poor
8. Epilogue.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 504-545) and index.
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 22 Nov 2019).
ISBN:
1-80034-043-5
1-78694-983-0
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