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By Jonathan S. Ray

ISBN-10: 0814729118

ISBN-13: 9780814729113

Honorary point out for the 2014 Medieval and Early sleek Jewish heritage part e-book award awarded by means of the organization for Jewish Studies

On August three, 1492, a similar day that Columbus set sail from Spain, the lengthy and excellent background of that nation’s Jewish group formally got here to an in depth. The expulsion of Europe’s final significant Jewish neighborhood ended greater than 1000 years of unheard of prosperity, cultural power and highbrow productiveness. but, the difficulty of 1492 additionally gave upward thrust to a dynamic and resilient diaspora society spanning East and West.
 
After Expulsion lines a few of the paths of migration and resettlement of Sephardic Jews and Conversos over the process the tumultuous 16th century. Pivotally, the quantity argues that the exiles didn't turn into “Sephardic Jews” in a single day. in simple terms within the moment and 3rd iteration did those disparate teams coalesce and undertake a “Sephardic Jewish” id.
 
After Expulsion provides a brand new and interesting portrait of Jewish society in transition from the medieval to the early smooth interval, a portrait that demanding situations many longstanding assumptions in regards to the ameliorations among Europe and the center East.
 
 

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Instability meant that Jewish status and protection were precarious, and the Jews of the region were often victims of wholesale violence.

Eventually, after seizing two of his sons in order to force his conversion, his captors relented and set him free. He was remanded to the custody of a Christian named Juan de Salas, one of several “righteous Gentiles” he mentions. 8 36 << The Long Road into Exile His two sons were not as lucky. 9 Eventually, the two brothers were reunited in the service of the same master and established contact with their father in North Africa via a merchant who acted as an intermediary between Ibn Jamil and the Christian lord.

Unfortunately, the political situation in the Maghreb was extremely volatile throughout this period. Instability meant that Jewish status and protection were precarious, and the Jews of the region were often victims of wholesale violence.

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