Baghdad
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Until the middle of the 20th century, Baghdad was the center of a flourishing Jewish community. Open to cultural influences from Europe, the Jews of Baghdad underwent a process of secularization in the late 19th century, acquiring a high level of education and involving themselves in the culture and politics of the country in a way that was unique in the Arab world. One expression of this uniquenes…

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Sara Manasseh, London, “Baghdad”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 19 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0069>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170409



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