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Andrea Zanardo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I am currently editing my dissertation (“Jewish life and communal life in Italy during the age of Counter-reformation. A case study: Modena, XVI-XVIIth Century”.) so that it can be published as a book.
At the beginning of the 17th Century the Este lost Ferrara and relocated to Modena, which suddenly become the capital of a diminished State. Jews were not allowed to enter the Guilds, and were in connection with the Duchy family. In an age of economic crises, the conflicts between the noblemen, the local Guilds and the Commune, representing the families of the merchants, put the Jewish population in the role of scapegoat. From their pulpits, the preachers of the Counter-Reformation praised a social hierarchy and complained that the presence of Jews created social disharmony. As a result, after the terrible plague of 1630, Jews were forced in the ghetto.
|Interests:||European History / Studies
Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies
2003 - PhD in Social History, magna cum laude, State University, Milan.
2003-present. Teaching assistant at Department of Sciences of History and Historical Documentation, State University of Milan.
1997-2002 Lecturer at Department of History and Historical Documentation, State University, Milan.
2001 – present - Synagogue member of Lev Chadash, the first Italian Progressive Congregation, affiliated with The World Union of Progressive Judaism (WUPJ)