The Livornese Jewry in Tunis: Experiences of the Diasporic Community in the Unification of Italy and Beyond, 1830s-1939

Journal of Education, Society and Behavioural Science, Vol. 26, Issue. 2, 1-10, 2018

10 Pages Posted: 16 Aug 2018

Date Written: July 21, 2018

Abstract

This study analyses the unique case of the Jewish Italian community in Tunis ('Grana'), during the 19th and 20th centuries, exploring its influence on the political and ideological changes in its country of origin (Tuscany and subsequently Italy), in three major periods: the unification of Italy, the imperialist race and the days of the Fascist regime, an era in which the political activity reached a peak among Italian Jews in Tunis. The Livornesi participated enthusiastically in the national movement, played a decisive role in the Franco-Italian imperial race, and were among the most determined opponents of fascism.

Keywords: Diaspora, Jewish Studies, Tunisia, Italian Jews, Unification of Italy, Anti-Fascism

JEL Classification: K33, K36, K37, F22, F51, F52, F53, F54, F55, N43, N44, N45, N47

Suggested Citation

Koren, Nimrod, The Livornese Jewry in Tunis: Experiences of the Diasporic Community in the Unification of Italy and Beyond, 1830s-1939 (July 21, 2018). Journal of Education, Society and Behavioural Science, Vol. 26, Issue. 2, 1-10, 2018. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3218749 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3218749

Nimrod Koren (Contact Author)

The Open University of Israel ( email )

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P.O.Box 808
Raanana, 4353701
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