CORSICA

CORSICA, Mediterranean island. Corsica is the only major Mediterranean island without a Jewish settlement either in ancient or in medieval times. "King" Theodore, the German adventurer who temporarily established his rule in Corsica in 1736, invited Jews and Protestants to settle under his protection, and among the accusations made against him was that he was addicted to magic and the Kabbalah and had induced Jews and Greeks to settle in his kingdom. When in 1757–68 General Paoli set up an independent Corsican regime, he attempted to encourage the settlement of Jews from Leghorn by promising them naturalization and autonomy. At the end of the 19th century a few families settled in Bastia and established a small community that maintained a stable population of up to 150 through the second half of the 20th century. -BIBLIOGRAPHY: C. Roth, Essays and Portraits in Anglo-Jewish History (1962), 152ff. (Cecil Roth)

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

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  • Corsica — Corsica, PA U.S. borough in Pennsylvania Population (2000): 354 Housing Units (2000): 157 Land area (2000): 0.466479 sq. miles (1.208174 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.466479 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Corsica, PA — U.S. borough in Pennsylvania Population (2000): 354 Housing Units (2000): 157 Land area (2000): 0.466479 sq. miles (1.208174 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.466479 sq. miles (1.208174 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Corsica, SD — U.S. city in South Dakota Population (2000): 644 Housing Units (2000): 271 Land area (2000): 0.665726 sq. miles (1.724223 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.004939 sq. miles (0.012793 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.670665 sq. miles (1.737016 sq. km) FIPS …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Corsica — n. 1. an island in the Mediterranean; with adjacent islets it constitutes a region of France. Syn: Corse. [WordNet 1.5] 2. a region of France. Syn: Corse. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Corsica — (Gesch.). C. hieß bei den Griechen Kyrnos; die alten Bewohner C s, Corsi (Kyrnä, Kyrnäi), ein rohes, wenig von Ackerbau, meist von Viehzucht lebendes Volk, scheinen ursprünglich Iberer gewesen zu sein, doch waren auch Ligurer, Tyrrhener u.… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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  • Corsica — Corsica, Insel im mittelländischen Meere, 18 Meilen von Frankreich und 11 Meilen von Italien, wird nur durch die 1 Meile breite Straße Bonifacius von Sardinien getrennt, hat 178 Quadrat Meilen und 95,000 Einwohner und ist seit 1768 französische… …   Damen Conversations Lexikon

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