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The Resource Family papers : a Sephardic journey through the twentieth century, Sarah Abrevaya Stein

Family papers : a Sephardic journey through the twentieth century, Sarah Abrevaya Stein

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Family papers : a Sephardic journey through the twentieth century
Title
Family papers
Title remainder
a Sephardic journey through the twentieth century
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Abrevaya Stein
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"For centuries, the bustling port city of Salonica was home to the sprawling Levy family. As leading publishers and editors, they helped chronicle modernity as it was experienced by Sephardic Jews across the Ottoman Empire. The wars of the twentieth century, however, redrew the borders around them, in the process transforming the Levys from Ottomans to Greeks. Family members soon moved across boundaries and hemispheres, stretching the familial diaspora from Greece to Western Europe, Israel, Brazil, and India. In time, the Holocaust nearly eviscerated the clan, eradicating whole branches of the family tree. In Family Papers, the prizewinning Sephardic historian Sarah Abrevaya Stein uses the family's correspondence to tell the story of their journey across the arc of a century and the breadth of the globe. They wrote to share grief and to reveal secrets, to propose marriage and to plan for divorce, to maintain connection. They wrote because they were family. And years after they frayed, Stein discovers, what remains solid is the fragile tissue that once held them together: neither blood nor belief, but papers. With meticulous research and care, Stein uses the Levys' letters to tell not only their history, but the history of Sephardic Jews in the twentieth century." --
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10825559
Cataloging source
DLC
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Stein, Sarah Abrevaya
Dewey number
929.2/08962/40495
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • genealogical tables
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS135.G73
LC item number
S74 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Levy family
  • Sephardim
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a Sephardic journey through the twentieth century
Label
Family papers : a Sephardic journey through the twentieth century, Sarah Abrevaya Stein
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [273]-307)
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1082548461
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
317 pages
Isbn
9780374185428
Lccn
2019020324
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)1082548461
Label
Family papers : a Sephardic journey through the twentieth century, Sarah Abrevaya Stein
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [273]-307)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1082548461
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
317 pages
Isbn
9780374185428
Lccn
2019020324
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)1082548461

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