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The Sephardic Jews of Spain and Portugal : survival of an imperiled culture in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries

Author: Dolores J Sloan; Jonathan Kirsch
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Prior to 1492, Jews had flourished on the Iberian Peninsula for hundreds of years. Marked by alternating cooperative coexistence and selective persecution alongside Christians and Muslims, this remarkable period was a golden age for Iberian Jews, with significant and culturally diverse advances in sciences, arts and government. This work traces the history of the Sephardic Jews from their golden age to their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Sloan, Dolores J.
Sephardic Jews of Spain and Portugal.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2009
(OCoLC)680432065
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dolores J Sloan; Jonathan Kirsch
ISBN: 0786438177 9780786438174
OCLC Number: 264671102
Description: xii, 240 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: On the eve of expulsion: visiting Sephardic homes in 1492 --
Isaac Abravanel: Basta mi nombre que es Abravanel! : It is enough to know my name is Abravanel! --
Abraham Zacuto: from discovery by the stars to a crater on the moon --
Luís de Santángel: Spain's disraeli and converso bridge to the new world --
Doña Gracia Nasi: "piety of Miriam, strength of Judith" --
"Thou preparest a table before me": Jewish life in cities, towns, countryside --
"In the presence of my enemies": work, usury, clothing and entertainment --
Resilience and recovery: Turkey and Brazil, two diaspora communities --
Endurance, persistence and identity: insights from the Sephardic experience.
Responsibility: Dolores Sloan ; foreword by Jonathan Kirsch.
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Traces the history of the Sephardic Jews from their golden age to their post - Columbian diaspora. This book profiles several significant Sephardic Jews. It explores the increasing restrictions on  Read more...

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