The Jews of Spain

The Jews of Spain

A History of the Sephardic Experience

Book - 1992
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Sephardic Jews form one of the two mainstreams of Jewish life - it was they who founded the first Jewish settlements in America, and they played an important role in colonial society. That history has been obscured by the subsequent arrival of German and Russian Jews whose greater numbers have dominated the American Jewish community for over a century. But the diaspora of Spanish Jews is older, and their longing for the vanished land of Sepharad, their homeland for a 1000 years, provides one of the greatest themes in Jewish history. Now historian Jane Gerber for the first time traces their great story - rich in both events and personalities - from its ancient beginnings in Roman Iberia to the present day. Gerber shows how the Jews created a civilization in Spain that was both Jewish and secular long before the enlightened Age of Emancipation.
Publisher: New York : Free Press, [1992], ©1992
ISBN: 9780029115732
Branch Call Number: 946 Ge
Description: xxv, 333 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm


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