Jews of Spain: A History of the Sephardic Experience / Edition 1

Jews of Spain: A History of the Sephardic Experience / Edition 1

by Jane S. Gerber
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0029115744

ISBN-13: 9780029115749

Pub. Date: 01/31/1994

Publisher: Free Press

The history of the Jews of Spain is a remarkable story that begins in the remote past and continues today. For more than a thousand years, Sepharad (the Hebrew word for Spain) was home to a large Jewish community noted for its richness and virtuosity. Summarily expelled in 1492 and forced into exile, their tragedy of expulsion marked the end of one critical phase of

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The history of the Jews of Spain is a remarkable story that begins in the remote past and continues today. For more than a thousand years, Sepharad (the Hebrew word for Spain) was home to a large Jewish community noted for its richness and virtuosity. Summarily expelled in 1492 and forced into exile, their tragedy of expulsion marked the end of one critical phase of their history and the beginning of another. Indeed, in defiance of all logic and expectation, the expulsion of the Jews from Spain became an occasion for renewed creativity. Nor have five hundred years of wandering extinguished the identity of the Sephardic Jews, or diminished the proud memory of the dazzling civilization which they created on Spanish soil.This book is intended to serve as an introduction and scholarly guide to that history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780029115749
Publisher:
Free Press
Publication date:
01/31/1994
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
558,059
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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