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 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.
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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. Selected pages Title Page.
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View all copies of this ISBN edition:. Synopsis About this title A narrative history of the Sephardic Jews discusses the first Jewish settlements of Roman times, Sephardic relations with Christian and Muslim societies, Spain's Golden Age, and the expulsion of the Jews "synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
From the Back Cover : The history of the Jews of Spain is a remarkable story that begins in the remote past and continues today. From Publishers Weekly : Before the brutal expulsion of , Jews from Spain in , Sephardic Jews thrived on the Iberian peninsula for more than a millennium, as Gerber relates in this stirring and riveting saga, a remarkable story of creative adaptation, minority achievement and survival.
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