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Edirne


Its Jewish Community and Alliance Schools, 1867-1937


Based on extensive archival research, this book presents the state of Jewish schooling in Ottoman Edirne during the period of activity by the Alliance Israelite Universelle.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61719-145-9
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Aug 20,2010
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 215
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-61719-145-9
$137.00
$82.20

Edirne (Adrianople) in Turkish Thrace was home to a sizeable Jewish community through the nineteenth and into the twentieth centuries. Thanks in part to the records kept by the Alliance Israélite Universelle, Erol Haker – himself a Thracian Jew – has been able to reconstruct the story of the Edirne community during the sixty-odd years before the Second World War. The Alliance schooling system in Edirne was well-developed and would be one of the longest-running anywhere in the world. Haker is concerned with evaluating how the Alliance improved education for Edirne’s Jews and how this education helped develop individuals and the community as a whole. Haker has made use of some 7000 documents from the Alliance archives which directly address the Edirne schools in the writing of the book. Additionally, the author has included several appendices which deal with specific cases from Edirne’s Jewish community. Haker’s work is a valuable contribution to the study of Ottoman Jewry and the influence of European Jews over their Ottoman co-religionists during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Edirne (Adrianople) in Turkish Thrace was home to a sizeable Jewish community through the nineteenth and into the twentieth centuries. Thanks in part to the records kept by the Alliance Israélite Universelle, Erol Haker – himself a Thracian Jew – has been able to reconstruct the story of the Edirne community during the sixty-odd years before the Second World War. The Alliance schooling system in Edirne was well-developed and would be one of the longest-running anywhere in the world. Haker is concerned with evaluating how the Alliance improved education for Edirne’s Jews and how this education helped develop individuals and the community as a whole. Haker has made use of some 7000 documents from the Alliance archives which directly address the Edirne schools in the writing of the book. Additionally, the author has included several appendices which deal with specific cases from Edirne’s Jewish community. Haker’s work is a valuable contribution to the study of Ottoman Jewry and the influence of European Jews over their Ottoman co-religionists during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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  • TABLE OF CONTENTS (page 9)
  • 1:INTRODUCTION (page 11)
  • 2:THE OTTOMAN REALM AND CITY BACKGROUNDS (page 17)
  • 3:THE JEWISH COMMUNITY OF EDIRNE (page 25)
  • 4:SCHOOLING OPTIONS FOR JEWISH CHILDERN OF EDIRNE (page 51)
  • 5:THE TEACHING PROGRAM OF THE ALLIANCE SCHOOLS (page 59)
  • 6:SCHOOL MANAGEMENT (page 69)
  • 7:THE TEACHING STAFF (page 89)
  • 8:THE EARLY YEARS,1867-1883 (page 101)
  • 9:THE BEST YEARS,1884-1912 (page 115)
  • 10:THE ABSORPTION OF THE TALMUD TORAH SCHOOL (page 133)
  • 11:THE LAST PERIOD,1913-1937 (page 143)
  • 12:THE GIRL'S SCHOOL (page 153)
  • 13:THE EVOLUTION OF THE SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT,1867-1937 (page 165)
  • 14:CONCLUSIONS (page 175)
  • Annex 1: Incomes and What Money Could Buy 1870-1910 (page 182)
  • Annex 2: Samuel Loupo (page 187)
  • Annex 3: Reporting Requirements to "Paris" (page 196)
  • Annex 4: Alice Gueron (page 198)
  • Annex 5: Moise Mitrani (page 203)
  • Annex 6: Estimates of Turkish Jews Immigrating to France (page 208)
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY (page 209)