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The Resource Jerusalem on the Amstel : the quest for Zion in the Dutch Republic, Lipika Pelham

Jerusalem on the Amstel : the quest for Zion in the Dutch Republic, Lipika Pelham

Label
Jerusalem on the Amstel : the quest for Zion in the Dutch Republic
Title
Jerusalem on the Amstel
Title remainder
the quest for Zion in the Dutch Republic
Statement of responsibility
Lipika Pelham
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Seventeenth-century Amsterdam was a cosmopolitan 'carnival of nations': French Huguenots, North African merchants, Spanish Moriscos-and Iberian New Christians, formerly Jewish families forcibly converted to Catholicism, now fleeing the Inquisition and rediscovering their ancestral faith. This is the extraordinary tale of Amsterdam's prosperous Sephardi community during the Dutch Golden Age. Trading, writing, publishing, staging plays and being painted by Rembrandt, this Nacao (Nation) of formerly wandering Jews not only settled but thrived, enjoying high status and unparalleled freedom. At a time when Dutch Catholics were repressed and Jews elsewhere were confined to the ghetto, this community dared to nurture the 'Hope of Israel', sowing the seeds of Zionism. Lipika Pelham charts the captivating history of Amsterdam's Jews, from their integral role in the Dutch economic miracle and the Enlightenment to a sombre coda in 1942, when the Nazis herded them into the 'Jewish Theatre' for deportation to the camps. But this was not the death of the resilient Nacao-Pelham also seeks out its descendants in present-day Amsterdam, offering poignant reflection on the meaning of nationhood, the Holocaust and what remains of Jerusalem on the Amstel
Storyline
Writing style
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10778811
Cataloging source
YDX
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Pelham, Lipika
Dewey number
949.2004924
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS135.N4
LC item number
P45 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Jews
  • Zionism
  • Amsterdam (Netherlands)
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the quest for Zion in the Dutch Republic
Label
Jerusalem on the Amstel : the quest for Zion in the Dutch Republic, Lipika Pelham
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I: An end to wandering. Tempest- tossed and found -- From atonement to salvation -- A sea-change in seafaring -- The war of the rabbis -- Judaism as nationality -- The double life of Uriel da Costa -- Baruch Spinoza: The heretic within -- Hope in Israel: In "the land of milk and cheese" -- The messiah who almost came -- Rembrandt's neighbors -- The Makom: "The glory of the Amstel and its senate" -- Part II: From riches to rags. Abraham Palache, still a wandering Jew -- David Cohen Paraira, the last Cohen of the Esnoga -- The curious case of the curiels -- "They closed the curtains when the trains passed by" -- Postscript -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
on1085666360
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxii, 389 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781787380080
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1085666360
Label
Jerusalem on the Amstel : the quest for Zion in the Dutch Republic, Lipika Pelham
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I: An end to wandering. Tempest- tossed and found -- From atonement to salvation -- A sea-change in seafaring -- The war of the rabbis -- Judaism as nationality -- The double life of Uriel da Costa -- Baruch Spinoza: The heretic within -- Hope in Israel: In "the land of milk and cheese" -- The messiah who almost came -- Rembrandt's neighbors -- The Makom: "The glory of the Amstel and its senate" -- Part II: From riches to rags. Abraham Palache, still a wandering Jew -- David Cohen Paraira, the last Cohen of the Esnoga -- The curious case of the curiels -- "They closed the curtains when the trains passed by" -- Postscript -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
on1085666360
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxii, 389 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781787380080
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1085666360

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