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By Jonathan S. Ray

Honorable point out for the 2014 Jordan Schnitzer booklet award in Medieval and Early sleek Jewish heritage offered through the organization for Jewish Studies

On August three, 1492, an analogous day that Columbus set sail
from Spain, the lengthy and excellent historical past of that nation’s
Jewish neighborhood formally got here to a detailed. The expulsion
of Europe’s final significant Jewish neighborhood ended extra than
a thousand years of unprecedented prosperity, cultural vitality
and highbrow productiveness. but, the problem of 1492 additionally gave
rise 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 course
of the tumultuous 16th century. Pivotally, the volume
argues that the exiles didn't develop into “Sephardic Jews”
overnight. merely within the moment and 3rd iteration did these
disparate teams coalesce and undertake a “Sephardic Jewish”
identity.

 

After Expulsion offers a brand new and engaging portrait of
Jewish society in transition from the medieval to the early
modern interval, a portrait that demanding situations many longstanding
assumptions in regards to the variations among Europe and the
Middle East.

 

 

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