Crisis And Creativity In The Sephardic World 1391-1648

Crisis And Creativity In The Sephardic World 1391-1648

by Benjamin R. Gampel
     
 

Leading scholars in Jewish history, philosophy, literature, religion, and linguistics reflect on the traumatic 1492 expulsions of the Jews from Spain and their aftermath in Jewish, European, and Mediterranean cultures. A sweeping and instructive survey of the catastrophe that serves as a reference point to the tragic course of modern history.
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Leading scholars in Jewish history, philosophy, literature, religion, and linguistics reflect on the traumatic 1492 expulsions of the Jews from Spain and their aftermath in Jewish, European, and Mediterranean cultures. A sweeping and instructive survey of the catastrophe that serves as a reference point to the tragic course of modern history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231109239
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
12/06/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
430
Product dimensions:
0.87(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction
Pt. IHistorical Overview1
1Exile and Expulsion in Jewish History3
Pt. IIIberian Jewry: Culture and Society23
2Secular Hebrew Poetry in Fifteenth-Century Spain25
31492: A House Divided38
4On Converso and Marrano Ethnicity59
Pt. IIIIberian Jewry: The Expulsions77
5Order of the Expulsion from Spain: Antecedents, Causes, and Textual Analysis79
6Expulsion or Integration? The Portuguese Jewish Problem95
7The Exiles of 1492 in the Kingdom of Navarre: A Biographical Perspective104
Pt. IVContinuity and Change in the Sephardic Diaspora: Communal Life119
8The Self-Definition of the Sephardic Jews of Western Europe and Their Relation to the Alien and the Stranger121
9Prototypes of Leadership in a Sephardic Community: Smyrna in the Seventeenth Century146
10Sephardic Refugees in Ferrara: Two Notable Families164
Pt. VContinuity and Change in the Sephardic Diaspora: Intellectual Pursuits187
11Encounters Between Spanish and Italian Kabbalists in the Generation of the Expulsion189
12The Ultimate End of Human Life in Postexpulsion Philosophic Literature223
Pt. VIContinuity and Change in the Sephardic Diaspora: Cultural Dimensions255
13Hebrew Manuscripts and Printed Books Among the Sephardim Before and After the Expulsion257
14A Converso Best-Seller: Celestina and Her Foreign Offspring267
15Sephardic Ceremonial Art: Continuity in the Diaspora282
Notes301
Index397

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