Venice, the Jews, and Europe 1516-2016


pp. 536 con 241 ill. a col. e 11 b/n, 1° ed.
978-88-317-2494-4

This book aims to tell the story of the Ghetto of Venice, the first in the world, the way it grew within itself, its architecture, social makeup, crafts and trades, material life, and the relations between the Jewish minority and the rest of the city, and the background of relations with other Jewish settlements in Europe and the Mediterranean.
Paintings (from Carpaccio to Bellini, from Chagall to Balla and Sironi), drawings, books, and documents enable us to narrate a very long story, which is characterized by permeability, an openness fostered by cultural relations and exchanges. In short, the story of a complete and enthralling microcosm that grew and prospered for over four centuries within the Serenissima Republic, narrated on the occasion of the fifth centenary from its foundation.