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Shuki Ecker, Tel Aviv University

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A considerable part of Rabbi Abraham Joseph Canette s book includes autobiographical material. It sheds light on the life of an orphaned son who became a travelling rabbi. He describes the circumstances of his life in Safed, Jerusalem, Aleppo, Candia, Venice, Livorno, Algiers and Constantinople, and praises his benefactors and patrons in each. While much of his writing is stylized praise for these individuals, he also portrays his own personal life in great detail. His life story and the networks it reveals offer a view of individuals in communities and between communities. I intend to focus on several overlapping networks that emerge from his descriptions, both locally in Constantinople, where the book was printed, and in particular across the various communities in which the author lived, along which some of his own travels can be traced.

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http://wesscholar.wesleyan.edu/emw/emw2010/

Start Date

17-8-2010 10:00 AM

Location

Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

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Aug 17th, 10:00 AM

Layered Networks: Functioning Across Communities

Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

A considerable part of Rabbi Abraham Joseph Canette s book includes autobiographical material. It sheds light on the life of an orphaned son who became a travelling rabbi. He describes the circumstances of his life in Safed, Jerusalem, Aleppo, Candia, Venice, Livorno, Algiers and Constantinople, and praises his benefactors and patrons in each. While much of his writing is stylized praise for these individuals, he also portrays his own personal life in great detail. His life story and the networks it reveals offer a view of individuals in communities and between communities. I intend to focus on several overlapping networks that emerge from his descriptions, both locally in Constantinople, where the book was printed, and in particular across the various communities in which the author lived, along which some of his own travels can be traced.

This presentation is for the following text(s):

https://fordham.bepress.com/emw/emw2010/emw2010/11