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The Forgotten Diaspora : Jewish Communities in West Africa and the Making of the Atlantic World

Author: Peter Mark; José da Silva Horta
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
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"This book traces the history of early seventeenth-century Portuguese Sephardic traders who settled in two communities on Senegal's Petite Côte. There, they lived as public Jews, under the spiritual guidance of a rabbi sent to them by the newly established Portuguese Jewish community in Amsterdam. In Senegal, the Jews were protected from agents of the Inquisition by local Muslim rulers. The Petite Côte communities  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Mark; José da Silva Horta
ISBN: 9780521192866 0521192862 9781107667464 1107667461
OCLC Number: 671573426
Description: xv, 262 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Two Sephardic Communities on Senegal's Petite Côte --
2. Jewish Identity in Senegambia --
3. Religious Interaction: Catholics, Jews, and Muslims in Early Seventeenth-Century Upper Guinea --
4. The Blade Weapons Trade in Seventeenth-Century West Africa --
5. The Luso-African Ivories as Historical Source for the Weapons Trade and for the Jewish Presence in Guinea of Cape Verde --
6. The Later Years: Merchant Mobility and the Evolution of Identity --
Conclusion --
Appendix I: The Jewish Traders of Porto d'Ale and Joal: Their Relatives ad Some of their New Christian Partners in Senegambia and the United Provinces and Portugal: A Comprehensive List (ca. 1606-ca. 1635) --
Appendix II: A Chronological Outline of the Institutional Proceedings against the Jews of Porto d'Ale and Joal (1611-1643).
Responsibility: Peter Mark, José da Silva Horta.
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