Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Tuscan Jewish Itineraries

Tuscan Jewish Itineraries is certainly a handsome book, with excellent photographs, maps, and general explanations of Jewish life in Tuscany.   Unfortunately, over 90 % of the book chronicles Italian gentile life in Tuscany.  Of course, this is an important element of life of the Jews in this area of Italy (especially considering their relatively small numbers and integration into Italian life).

Despite this, the book still spends too much time on matters that have little to do with the history of the Jews in the area.  It is more a book of overall history, with a smattering of Jewish matters.

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