Silvia Di Giovanna

Merchants and rabbis. The reconstruction of the identity of the Jews of Livorno and Pisa through the study of tombs and epitaphs (17th-18th centuries)

Silvia Di Giovanna


Curriculum: Judaism

Tutor: Piergiorgio Borbone (Università di Pisa)

Analysis of two historical profiles, those of merchants and rabbis in Pisa and Jewish Livorno of the seventeenth-eighteenth centuries, through the study of the epigraphs present in today’s cemeteries and an archival research of epitaphs now lost but transcribed into manuscripts. The project also includes comparison with other funeral monuments to trace a common Sephardic burial type.