Jews, Christians, and Muslims in the Mediterranean World After 1492

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The expulsion of the Jews, and later the Muslims from the Iberian Peninsula marked the beginning of a new era in the life of the Mediterranean world. The articles in this volume discuss the aftermath of the crucial historical events that took place in the Mediterranean world in 1492, focusing on the social, economic and cultural consequences of these occurrences.

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Overview

The expulsion of the Jews, and later the Muslims from the Iberian Peninsula marked the beginning of a new era in the life of the Mediterranean world. The articles in this volume discuss the aftermath of the crucial historical events that took place in the Mediterranean world in 1492, focusing on the social, economic and cultural consequences of these occurrences.

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The big event of 1492 in Europe was the expulsion of the Jews, and then of the Moslems, from Spain. The social, economic, and cultural consequences of the disruption are explored in 16 essays emphasizing the impact on ethnic groups and religious denominations. Distributed by ISBS. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780714680507
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/1/1992
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 5
Jewish Participation in Castilian Fairs: The Example of Medina del Campo in the Fifteenth Century 12
Nostalgia for the Past (and for the Future?) among Castilian Judeoconversos 25
The Annunciation to Esther: Felipe Godinez' Dramatic Vision 44
Mudejares and Repobladores in the Kingdom of Granada (1485-1501) 53
Negotiations between the Georgian and Spanish Kings at the End of the Fifteenth Century 78
The Almogataces: A Historical Perspective 86
Autobiographical Elements in the Writings of Kabbalists from the Generation of the Expulsion 102
Sephardic Settlements in Sixteenth-Century Italy: A Historical and Geographical Survey 112
A Tale of Three Cities and their Raison d'Etat: Ancona, Venice, Livorno, and the Competition for Jewish Merchants in the Sixteenth Century 138
Venice between Jerusalem, Byzantium, and Divine Retribution: The Origins of the Ghetto 163
Owners, Houses, Functions: New Research on the Origins of the Venetian Ghetto 180
The Role of Ragusan Jews in the History of the Mediterranean Countries 190
Between the Eastern and Western Mediterranean: Sephardic Music after the Expulsion from Spain and Portugal 198
The Social and Communal Organization of the Jewish Communities in Epirus during the Sixteenth Century 207
The Rise and Fall of Salonica Woollens, 1500-1650: Technology Transfer and Western Competition 216
Spanish Ladies from the Cairo Geniza 237
List of Contributors 268
Index 272
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