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Prospero Moisè Loria: A case study of Jewish secularism in liberal Italy

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In his will, Prospero Moisè Loria (1814–92) requested an autopsy and cremation and left his large inheritance to the municipality of Milan to establish a secular philanthropic institution, the Società umanitaria, “to enable all the disenfranchised poor, without distinction.” Loria and other Italian Jews were at the heart of secularist activity in Italy’s culture wars, as demonstrated by their engagement with secular philanthropy, battles for cremation, and Freemason activity. By exploring Lor...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1007/s10835-018-9285-5

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
History Faculty
Publisher:
Springer Publisher's website
Journal:
Jewish History Journal website
Volume:
31
Issue:
3-4
Pages:
263–290
Publication date:
2018-06-07
Acceptance date:
2018-02-27
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EISSN:
1572-8579
ISSN:
0334-701X
Pubs id:
pubs:828997
URN:
uri:d43e9878-e48c-4797-8019-41ebbdbded3e
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uuid:d43e9878-e48c-4797-8019-41ebbdbded3e
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pubs:828997

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