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On August 3, 1492, the same day that Columbus set sail from Spain, the long and glorious history of that nation’s Jewish community officially came to a close. The expulsion of Europe’s last major Jewish community ended more than a thousand years of unparalleled prosperity, cultural vitality and intellectual productivity. Yet, the crisis of 1492 also gave rise to a dynamic and resilient diaspora society spanning East and West.
 
After Expulsion traces the various paths of migration and resettlement of Sephardic Jews and Conversos over the course of the tumultuous sixteenth century. Pivotally, the volume argues that the exiles did not become “Sephardic Jews” overnight. Only in the second and third generation did these disparate groups coalesce and adopt a “Sephardic Jewish” identity.
 
After Expulsion presents a new and fascinating portrait of Jewish society in transition from the medieval to the early modern period, a portrait that challenges many longstanding assumptions about the differences between Europe and the Middle East.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. 2-7
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-9
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-10
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  1. 1. Medieval Inheritance
  2. pp. 11-32
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  1. 2. The Long Road into Exile
  2. pp. 33-56
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  1. 3. An Age of Perpetual Migration
  2. pp. 57-75
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  1. 4. Community and Control in the Sephardic Diaspora
  2. pp. 76-92
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  1. 5. Families, Networks, and the Challenge of Social Organization
  2. pp. 93-112
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  1. 6. Rabbinic and Popular Judaism in the Sixteenth-Century Mediterranean
  2. pp. 113-134
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  1. 7. Imagining Sepharad
  2. pp. 135-155
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 157-162
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 163-194
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  1. Selected Bibliography
  2. pp. 195-204
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 205-213
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  1. About the Author
  2. pp. 214-225
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780814729120
Related ISBN
9780814729113
MARC Record
OCLC
867740946
Pages
224
Launched on MUSE
2013-11-04
Language
English
Open Access
No
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