Names and Naming Practices - Ottoman Empire and Turkish Republic
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The Jewish denominations within the Ottoman EmpireRomaniots, Mustaʿribūn, Sephardim, Ashkenazim, and Karaites—all had their own distinctive naming practices, but the differences between them were more pronounced in the earlier period, from the fifteenth to the sixteenth century, than later. Starting in the seventeenth century, Italian (and later some French) Jews, collectively known as francos , began to settle in the empire. T…

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Yaron Ben Naeh, “Names and Naming Practices - Ottoman Empire and Turkish Republic”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 29 June 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_COM_000722>
First published online: 2014



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