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Academic Study of Ottoman Jewry
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The academic study of Jews living in the Ottoman Empire is a subfield of the academic study of Islamicate Jewry. Compared to the general study of Jews under Islam, a field that has grown tremendously since the 1970s, our understanding of Ottoman Jewry is still in its nascent stage. The pre-Ottoman Geniza period is relatively well studied, and in recent years th…

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Yaron Ayalon, “Academic Study of Ottoman Jewry”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 28 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_COM_000672>
First published online: 2013

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