Extraterritorial Dreams: European Citizenship, Sephardi Jews, and the Ottoman Twentieth Century


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University of Chicago Press
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5.9 X 8.9 X 0.6 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

Sarah Abrevaya Stein is professor of history and Maurice Amado Chair in Sephardic Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. A Guggenheim Fellow, she is the author of many books, including Saharan Jews and the Fate of French Algeria, also published by the University of Chicago Press.


"Stein's excellent and insightful Extraterritorial Dreams presents the difficulties, ironies, and vexations of Jewish 'nationality' in the twentieth century. In so doing, it traces historical threads that take us from the early modern period to the present day, from the Bronx to Baghdad, and to numerous places and moments in between."--American Historical Review
"Stein's book aims to complicate our understanding of modern European citizenship by offering
insight into a type of political belonging beyond citizenship and nationality; to contribute to Jewish
history by considering prot´eg´e status as being part of a spectrum of citizenship that was not merely
something someone possessed or lacked, inserting human agency into the historical narrative; and
using the example of the Jewish prot´eg´e to show how Ottoman history shaped the history of
European citizenship. On all three aims it succeeds, weaving together Ottoman, Jewish, Middle
Eastern, and European History through intimate accounts of the travails of fascinating marginal
figures."--International Journal of Middle East Studies