Spanish Attitudes Toward Judaism

Author: Adolfo Kuznitzky
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476616515
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Spanish Attitudes Toward Judaism. Analyzing the history of the Jews of Spain from the time of the Visigoths to the present, this study investigates periods of discrimination against converted Jews that went beyond the merely religious, finding similarities to the racial and secular anti-Semitism of modernity. Some scholars have drawn parallels between the Spanish castizo ethnicism embodied in the "cleanliness of blood" statutes and the German volkisch (anti-Semitic) beliefs that sustained Nazism. Others have found Inquisition-like parallels in post-inquisitorial Spain--including during the Spanish Civil War and the Francoist era--a result of the survival of ethno-religious prejudices in a country where there were no Jews. The singularities of Spanish anti-Semitism are revealed in the "Spanish Paradox" of anti-Semitism coexisting with philo-Sephardism and also in the Spanish sensitivity to being viewed as a nation of Jews (the Black Legend). The author examines a historiographical controversy that went beyond scholarship, spilling onto the columns of newspaper polemic.

The Jews Of Spain

Author: Gerber
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439107831
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The Jews Of Spain. The history of the Jews of Spain is a remarkable story that begins in the remote past and continues today. 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 1492 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. 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.

The Legacy Of Muslim Spain

Author: Salma Khadra Jayyusi
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004095991
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The Legacy Of Muslim Spain. The civilisation of medieval Muslim Spain is perhaps the most brilliant and prosperous of its age and has been essential to the direction which civilisation in medieval Europe took. This volume is the first ever in any language to deal in a really comprehensive manner with all major aspects of Islamic civilisation in medieval Spain.

Dictionary Of Jewish Terms

Author: Ronald L. Eisenberg
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications
ISBN: 1589797299
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Dictionary Of Jewish Terms. The vocabulary of Judaism includes religious terms, customs, Hebrew, Aramaic and Yiddish terms, terms related to American Jewish life and the State of Israel. All are represented in this new guide, with easy to read explanation and cross-references.

Sephardism

Author: Yael Halevi-Wise
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804781710
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Sephardism. In this book, Sephardism is defined not as an expression of Sephardic identity but as a politicized literary metaphor. Since the nineteenth century, this metaphor has occurred with extraordinary frequency in works by authors from a variety of ethnicities, religions, and nationalities in Europe, the Americas, North Africa, Israel, and even India. Sephardism asks why Gentile and Jewish writers and cultural figures have chosen to draw upon the medieval Sephardic experience to express their concerns about dissidents and minorities in modern nations? To what extent does their use of Sephardism overlap with other politicized discourses such as orientalism, hispanism, and medievalism, which also emerged from a clash between authoritarian, progressive, and romantic ideologies? This book brings a new approach to Sephardic Studies by situating it at a crossroads between Jewish Studies and Hispanic Studies in ways that enhance our appreciation of how historical fiction and political history have shaped, and were shaped by, historical attitudes toward Jews and their representation.

Sephardic And Mizrahi Jewry

Author: Zion Zohar
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814797051
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Sephardic And Mizrahi Jewry. Sephardic Jews have contributed some of the most important Jewish philosophers, poets, biblical commentators, Talmudic and Halachic scholars, and scientists, and have had a significant impact on the development of Jewish mysticism. Sephardic and Mizrahi Jewry brings together original work from the world's leading scholars to present a deep introductory overview of their history and culture over the past 1500 years.

Saracens

Author: John V. Tolan
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231506465
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Saracens. -- Alastair Hamilton, Times Literary Supplement

The Heart Is A Mirror

Author: Tamar Alexander-Frizer
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814329719
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The Heart Is A Mirror. A groundbreaking and comprehensive study of the Sephardic folktale as it relates to group identity and narrative culture.