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Sloan, Dolores J
The Sephardic Jews of Spain and Portugal : survival of an imperiled culture in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries / Dolores Sloan ; foreword by Jonathan Kirsch
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2009
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 3rd Floor  DS135.S7 S58 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Jews -- Spain -- History -- 15th century
Jews -- Spain -- History -- 16th century
Jews -- Portugal -- History -- 15th century
Jews -- Portugal -- History -- 16th century
Sephardim -- History -- 15th century
Sephardim -- History -- 16th century
Subject Spain -- Ethnic relations
Portugal -- Ethnic relations
Physical Description xii, 240 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-224) and index
Contents On the eve of expulsion: visiting Sephardic homes in 1492 -- Isaac Abravanel: Basta mi nombre que es Abravanel! : It is enough to know my name is Abravanel! -- Abraham Zacuto: from discovery by the stars to a crater on the moon -- Luís de Santángel: Spain's disraeli and converso bridge to the new world -- Doña Gracia Nasi: "piety of Miriam, strength of Judith" -- "Thou preparest a table before me": Jewish life in cities, towns, countryside -- "In the presence of my enemies": work, usury, clothing and entertainment -- Resilience and recovery: Turkey and Brazil, two diaspora communities -- Endurance, persistence and identity: insights from the Sephardic experience
Summary "Traces the history of the Sephardic Jews from their golden age to their post-Columbian diaspora. It highlights achievements in science, medicine, philosophy, arts, economy and government, alongside a few less noble accomplishments, in both the land they left behind and in the lands that they settled later. Several significant Sephardic Jews are profiled in detail"--Provided by publisher

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