History of a Tragedy / Edition 1

History of a Tragedy / Edition 1

by Joseph Perez
     
 

ISBN-10: 0252031415

ISBN-13: 9780252031410

Pub. Date: 03/08/2007

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

Few events in the history of Spain have provoked as much controversy as the expulsion of the Jews in 1492. Conflicts within the Catholic Church, suspicions within the newly unified Spain, and the claims of Spanish merchants combined to make the Spain of Ferdinand and Isabella intolerant and inquisitorial. Yet the roots of Spanish anti-Semitism went deeper.  In

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Few events in the history of Spain have provoked as much controversy as the expulsion of the Jews in 1492. Conflicts within the Catholic Church, suspicions within the newly unified Spain, and the claims of Spanish merchants combined to make the Spain of Ferdinand and Isabella intolerant and inquisitorial. Yet the roots of Spanish anti-Semitism went deeper.  In this concise survey of the expulsion of the Sephardic Jews, Joseph Pérez studies the evolution of the Jewish community in Spain from the time of the Visigoths to the reign of the Catholic kings. He explores the Jewish community’s role in creating and sustaining the vibrant cultural, political, and economic world of medieval Spain, and how growing religious intolerance, a pervasive resentment of the “others,” and a string of escalating encroachments culminated in expulsion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252031410
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
03/08/2007
Series:
Hispanisms Series
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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