By Cengiz Sisman
Using Ottoman, Jewish, and ecu resources, Sisman examines the dissemination and evolution of Sabbeateanism in engagement with broader themes similar to worldwide histories, messianism, mysticism, conversion, crypto-identities, modernity, nationalism, and reminiscence. through the use of versatile and a number of identities to stymie exterior interference, the crypto-Jewish Dönmes have been capable of live to tell the tale regardless of persecution from Ottoman professionals, internalizing the Kabbalistic precept of a "burden of silence" in line with which believers maintain their mystery on ache of religious and fabric punishment, for you to maintain their brazenly Muslim and covertly Jewish identities. even supposing Dönmes were more and more leaving behind their spiritual identities and embracing (and bettering) secularism, individualism, and different sleek principles within the Ottoman Empire and sleek Turkey because the 19th century, Sisman asserts that, all through this complete interval, non secular and cultural Dönmes persisted to undertake the "burden of silence" with a purpose to do something about the demanding situations of messianism, modernity, and memory.
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