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Sephardi Lives: A Documentary History, 1700-1950

Sephardi LivesSephardi Lives: A Documentary History, 1700-1950

By Julia Phillips Cohen and Sarah Abrevaya Stein
Stanford University Press, 2014

Winner of the 2014 National Jewish Book Award in the category Sephardic Culture.

From the publisher’s website: This ground-breaking documentary history contains over 150 primary sources originally written in 15 languages by or about Sephardi Jews. Designed for use in the classroom, these documents offer students an intimate view of how Sephardim experienced the major regional and world events of the modern era. They also provide a vivid exploration of the quotidian lives of Sephardi women, men, boys, and girls in the Judeo-Spanish heartland of the Ottoman Balkans and Middle East, as well as the émigré centers which Sephardim settled throughout the twentieth century, including North and South America, Africa, Asia, and Europe.