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Atlantic Diasporas: Jews, Conversos, and Crypto-Jews in the Age of Mercantilism, 1500-1800 Hardcover – November 18, 2008
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This rich volume makes a valuable contribution to early modern Atlantic history and to Jewish studies. It is original, substantial, and theoretically sophisticated.(Lois Dubin, Smith College)
These authors provide a window onto a diverse and fascinating world that challenges a host of popular notions.(Renaissance Quarterly)
This volume includes pieces by such scholars as Jonathan Israel and Daviken Studnick-Gizbert, who have made outstanding contributions to our knowledge of the international activities, and the social and mental worlds, of the Marrano mercantile community.(New York Review of Books)
This volume offers an excellent rebuttal to those who think that either Jews or the Atlantic stand apart from nation and empire.(David Hancock Journal of Interdisciplinary History)
A major contribution... Sophisticated analyses of culture and excellent archival research, integrating both with the burgeoning field of Atlantic Studies.(David Graizbord American Jewish History)
Atlantic Diasporas will inform even experts in a diversity of fields.(Jonathan Schorsch New West Indian Guide)
This volume is a very important contribution to our understanding of a very complex diaspora that defies simplistic generalizations.(Ana Schaposchnik Journal of World History)
Refashioned the very concept of diaspora and made it into a viable model by which to examine the history of migration and ethnicity.(Rachel Kranson Journal of American Ethnic History)
Atlantic Diasporas is well organized, fascinating, groundbreaking, and extremely useful both as a platform to promote further research and as an assigned text.(Stanley Mirvis H-LatAm, H-Net Reviews)
About the Author
Richard L. Kagan is a professor of history at the Johns Hopkins University and the translator and editor, with Abigail Dyer, of Inquisitorial Inquiries: Brief Lives of Secret Jews and Other Heretics, also published by Johns Hopkins. Philip D. Morgan is the Harry C. Black Professor of History at the Johns Hopkins University and author of the award-winning book Slave Counterpoint: Black Culture in the Eighteenth-Century Chesapeake and Lowcountry.