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First published in 1930. The wandering Jew is a very real character in the great drama of history. He has travelled as nomad and settler, as fugitive and conqueror, as exile and colonist and as merchant and scholar. Of necessity bilingual and therefore the master of many languages, the Jew was the ideal commercial traveller and interpreter.
Based on the volume of 24 Hebrew texts of Jewish travellers by J D Eisenstein, this volume begins with the ninth century. After the ...
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Jewish Travellers

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Overview

First published in 1930. The wandering Jew is a very real character in the great drama of history. He has travelled as nomad and settler, as fugitive and conqueror, as exile and colonist and as merchant and scholar. Of necessity bilingual and therefore the master of many languages, the Jew was the ideal commercial traveller and interpreter.
Based on the volume of 24 Hebrew texts of Jewish travellers by J D Eisenstein, this volume begins with the ninth century. After the sixteenth century geographical discoveries had made the whole world familiar to most people. Consequently, the wandering Jew becomes less the diplomatist or scientist but still remains a link between the scattered members of the Diaspora. The volume ends in the middle of the eighteenth century and taken as a whole provides a survey of Jewish travel during the Middle Ages. For this translation, some of the texts have been abridged, whilst retaining many of the original notes.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134286058
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/4/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 440
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

Eginhard of Franconia, A.D. 801 1
IBN Khordadhbeh, c. 817 2
Eldad the Danite, c. A.D. 880 4
The epistle of R. Chisdai Ibn Shaprut to the king of the Khozars and the king's reply, c. 960 22
Judah Halevi, 1085-1140 37
Benjamin of Tudela, 1165-73 38
Rabbi Petachia of Ratisbon, 1170-87 64
Rabbi Jacob Ben R. Nathaniel ha Cohen : twelfth century 92
The Cairo geniza : thirteenth century 100
Itinerary of Rabbi Samuel Ben Samson in 1210 103
Judah-al-Harizi, c. 1216 111
Rabbi Jacob, the messenger of Rabbi Jechiel of Paris, 1238-44 115
Isaac ben Joseph ibn Chelo : the roads from Jerusalem, 1334 130
Elijah of Ferrara, 1434 151
Rabbi Meshullam Ben R. Menahem of Volterra, 1481 : I : II 156
Obadiah da Bertinoro, 1487-90 209
David Reubeni, 1523-27 251
Jemsel the Karaite, 1641 329
David Azulai, 1755 345
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