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History of a Tragedy : The Expulsion of the Jews from Spain
by Joseph Perez and Lysa Hochroth and Helen Nader


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Few events in the history of Spain have provoked as much controversy as the expulsion of the Jews in 1492. Conflicts within the Catholic Church, suspicions within the newly unified Spain, and the claims of Spanish merchants combined to make the Spain of Ferdinand and Isabella intolerant and inquisitorial.  Read more...


 
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Few events in the history of Spain have provoked as much controversy as the expulsion of the Jews in 1492. Conflicts within the Catholic Church, suspicions within the newly unified Spain, and the claims of Spanish merchants combined to make the Spain of Ferdinand and Isabella intolerant and inquisitorial. Yet the roots of Spanish anti-Semitism went deeper. In this concise survey of the expulsion of the Sephardic Jews, Joseph Perez studies the evolution of the Jewish community in Spain from the time of the Visigoths to the reign of the Catholic kings. He explores the Jewish community's role in creating and sustaining the vibrant cultural, political, and economic world of medieval Spain, and how growing religious intolerance, a pervasive resentment of the "others," and a string of escalating encroachments culminated in expulsion.



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  • ISBN-13: 9780252031410
  • ISBN-10: 0252031415
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • Publish Date: March 2007
  • Page Count: 149
  • Dimensions: 9.29 x 6.35 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.89 pounds

Series: Hispanisms (University of Illinois)

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Books > Religion > Judaism - History
Books > History > Europe - Spain & Portugal

 
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