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Byzantine Jewry in the Mediterranean Economy by Joshua Holo

By Joshua Holo

Utilizing fundamental assets, Joshua Holo uncovers the day by day workings of the Byzantine-Jewish economic climate within the heart Byzantine interval. equipped on an internet of alternate structures either specific to the Jewish neighborhood and built-in in society at huge, this economic system forces a revision of Jewish heritage within the area. mockingly, the 2 unique monetary orientations, inward and outward, at the same time complicated either the mixing of the Jews into the bigger Byzantine economic climate and their segregation as a self-contained physique fiscal. Dr Holo reveals that the Jews usually leveraged their inner, even unique, platforms of legislations and tradition to damage into - sometimes to dominate - Byzantine markets. In doing so, they problem our idea of Diaspora lifestyles as a stability among the 2 competing impulses of integration and segregation. The good fortune of this firm, moreover, qualifies the existing declare of Jewish financial decline throughout the advertisement Revolution.

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For Cyprus, see C. ), Sefunot 8 (1964): 285–7 and Leontius’ anti-Jewish polemics in his oration in the second Council of Nicaea (787), in G. D. , Sacrorum conciliorum nova et amplissima collectio (Graz, 1960), vol. XIII, cols. 44–53; for Cappadocia, see Starr, JBE, 89, who translates a passage from the anonymous tract Les trophées de Damas, ed. G. Bardy (Paris, 1920) (= PO 15 [1927]), 234, which hails from the late seventh century. Sharf, “Jews in Byzantium,” 56–7, 72, n. 12. In addition to the evidence from the Doctrina Jacobi below, n.

For Cyprus, see C. ), Sefunot 8 (1964): 285–7 and Leontius’ anti-Jewish polemics in his oration in the second Council of Nicaea (787), in G. D. , Sacrorum conciliorum nova et amplissima collectio (Graz, 1960), vol. XIII, cols. 44–53; for Cappadocia, see Starr, JBE, 89, who translates a passage from the anonymous tract Les trophées de Damas, ed. G. Bardy (Paris, 1920) (= PO 15 [1927]), 234, which hails from the late seventh century. Sharf, “Jews in Byzantium,” 56–7, 72, n. 12. In addition to the evidence from the Doctrina Jacobi below, n.

26 This particular forced conversion and concomitant violence, terrible and precedent-setting though they were, did not plunge the Byzantine Jews as a whole into panic. The Jews of North Africa suffered forced conversion and the Jews of Jerusalem were expelled, but the Jews of the Byzantine heartland appear to have bided their time, for many factors still kept them in place. 27 Future emperors did not invoke Heraclius’ policies 24 25 26 27 According to Eutychius, Patriarch of Alexandria, Annali, trans.

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