Expulsion of the Jews from Spain by Haim BeinartExpulsion of the Jews from Spain by Haim Beinart

Expulsion of the Jews from Spain

byHaim Beinart

Paperback | July 11, 2005

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The Expulsion of the Jews from Spain is a detailed study of the events surrounding this infamous chapter in Spanish history. Based on hundreds of documents discovered, deciphered, and analysed during decades of intensive archival research, this work focuses on the practical consequences of theexpulsion both for those expelled and those remaining behind. It responds to basic questions such as: What became of property owned by Jewish individuals and communities? What became of outstanding debts between Jews and Christians? How was the Edict of Expulsion implemented? What happened to thosewho converted to Christianity in order to remain in Spain or return to that country? The material summarized and analysed in this study also sheds light on Jewish life in Spain preceding the expulsion. For example, Jews are shown to have been present in remote villages where they were not hithertoknown to have lived, and documents detailing lawsuits between Christians related to debts left behind by Jews reveal much about business and financial relations between Jews and Christians.By focusing on the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in such detail-for example, by naming the magistrates who presided over the confiscation of Jewish communal property-Professor Beinart takes history out of the realm of abstraction and places it in the realm of concrete reality, reminding us thatevents were driven by decisions made by real people, and that real people were affected by these events.
Haim Beinart is an emeritus professor of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has more than three hundred publications to his credit, almost all of them dealing with the history of the Jews in Spain in the Middle Ages and their subsequent expulsion. He was elected to the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities in 1981 and has recei...
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Title:Expulsion of the Jews from SpainFormat:PaperbackDimensions:612 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:July 11, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1904113281

ISBN - 13:9781904113287

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