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Levantines: Genealogies of a Category

E. Natalie Rothman

in Brokering Empire: Trans-Imperial Subjects between Venice and Istanbul

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449079
eISBN:
9780801463112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449079.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter traces the genealogy the categories “Turchi” (Turks) and “Levantini” (Levantines) to institutionalized practices of mediation in the commercial sphere. It explores how the defining ... More


Making Venetian Dragomans

E. Natalie Rothman

in Brokering Empire: Trans-Imperial Subjects between Venice and Istanbul

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449079
eISBN:
9780801463112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449079.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The chapter examines the emergence of the office of the dragomans, first in the Venetian bailo’s house in Istanbul and then in Venice. Public Dragomans were official interpreters employed by the ... More


Consolidation (1600–1620)

Jonathan Israel

in European Jewry in the Age of Mercantilism, 1550-1750

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774426
eISBN:
9781800340282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774426.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter investigates how mercantilism powerfully contributed to the fundamental shift in ideas about the Jews in the seventeenth century. By and large, the anti-Semitic strand in mercantilism ... More


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