The engagements in the Sephardic Thessaloniki from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries

Elena Romero
2015 Miscelánea de Estudios Árabes y Hebraicos : Sección Hebreo  
In this article I deal with a topic that, up to the date, has received little attention: the courtships in the Ottoman Sephardic world, and how they affected to the family network. Ten texts –eight in prose, and two in verse–, written by men and published between 1889 and 1908 in the Thessaloniki newspaper La Época, are handled. In them, the opposed points of view of parents and marriageable youngsters are shown. These texts will transmit us closely, what happened in those disappeared communities in relation with that topic.
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