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Title: Travels among Jews and Gentiles: Abraham Levie's Travelogue Amsterdam 1764, Edition of the Text with Introduction and Commentary
Author: Berger, Shlomo
Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2002
Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004123885
Volumes: 1; Pages: xii, 208
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On the 2nd of January 1719, seventeen year-old Abraham Levie launched his grand tour which lasted five years. In that time he visited Germany, Bohemia, Moravia, Austria and Italy; he stayed in Prague, Vienna, Venice and Rome. His travelogue includes descriptions of Jewish communities and their relationship with the surrounding Christian society. This book includes the original Yiddish text, a commentary on the language, history, culture and literature. The introduction comprises discussions on Abraham's biography, the nature of the manuscript, the travelogue in light of the literary genres and as a historical source and chronology.