Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Emissaries from the Holy LandThe Sephardic Diaspora and the Practice of Pan-Judaism in the Eighteenth Century$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Matthias B. Lehmann

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780804789653

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804789653.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM STANFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.stanford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Stanford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in SSO for personal use (for details see www.stanford.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 15 December 2018

Network of Beneficence

Network of Beneficence

Chapter:
(p.15) One Network of Beneficence
Source:
Emissaries from the Holy Land
Author(s):

Matthias B. Lehmann

Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804789653.003.0002

This chapter focuses on the philanthropic network created in the eighteenth century by the Istanbul Jewish elite to provide support for the Jews in Ottoman Palestine. After looking at some seventeenth-century precedents, the chapter explores the circumstances under which the Istanbul-centered network came into existence and describes its structure and logistics. The chapter focuses on problems and tensions that emerged in the interaction between Istanbul and the communities in Palestine, and the problem of establishing trust and maintaining lines of communication in a network spanning a large geographic area. The chapter also situates the network in its Ottoman context and the context of parallel, commercial networks.

Keywords:   Jewish elites in Istanbul, Ottoman Empire, Jerusalem, network, trust, communication, early modern commerce, bills of exchange

Stanford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.