Cloth $93.00 ISBN: 9780859893664 Published January 1993 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only

The Jews of South West England

The Rise and Decline of their Medieval and Modern Communities

Bernard Susser

The Jews of South West England

Bernard Susser

Distributed for University of Exeter Press

288 pages | illustrations | 9-2/5 x 6-3/10
Cloth $93.00 ISBN: 9780859893664 Published January 1993 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
The definitive study of the once-important Jewish communities of Devon and Cornwall, providing an in-depth study of the demography and economic activity as well as the political, cultural, religious and social life of South-Western Jewry.
Contents
Acknowledgements
Glossary
List of Abbreviations
List of Maps
List of Tables
List of Illustrations
Preface
1 Early Settlement
                Part 1: Ancient traces
                Part 2: The Medieval Jewry
2 Immigration and Emigration: The Jewish Communities after 1656
                Part 1: Composition and Growth
                Part 2: Town of Minor Jewish Settlement
                Part 3: Area of Town Occupied by Jews
                Part 4: Movement of Jews Within and Without the South West
3 Demographic Structure
                Part 1: the Immigrants
                Part 2: Births, Marriages and Deaths
4 Occupations
5 Cemeteries and Synagogues
6 Communal Organization
                Part 1: Lay and Religious Leadership
                Part 2: Synagogal finances
                Part 3: Internal Communal Discipline
7 Religious Life
8 Philanthropy
9 Inventors, Writers and Artists
10 Acculturation and Assimilation
Notes and References
Additional Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index
 
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