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The Resource A historian in exile : Solomon ibn Verga, Shevet Yehudah, and the Jewish-Christian encounter, Jeremy Cohen

A historian in exile : Solomon ibn Verga, Shevet Yehudah, and the Jewish-Christian encounter, Jeremy Cohen

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A historian in exile : Solomon ibn Verga, Shevet Yehudah, and the Jewish-Christian encounter
Title
A historian in exile
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Solomon ibn Verga, Shevet Yehudah, and the Jewish-Christian encounter
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Jeremy Cohen
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Solomon ibn Verga was one of the victims of the decrees expelling the Jews from Spain and Portugal in the 1490s, and his Shevet Yehudah (The Scepter of Judah, ca. 1520) numbered among the most popular Hebrew books of the sixteenth century. Its title page lured readers and buyers with a promise to relate "the terrible events and calamities that afflicted the Jews while in the lands of non-Jewish peoples": blood libels, disputations, conspiracies, evil decrees, expulsions, and more. The book itself preserves collective memories, illuminates a critical and transitional phase in Jewish history, and advances a new vision of European society and government. It reflects a world of renaissance, reformation, and global exploration but also one fraught with crisis for Christian majority and Jewish minority alike. Among the multitudes of Iberian Jewish conversos who had received Christian baptism by the end of the fifteenth century, ibn Verga experienced the destruction of Spanish-Portuguese Jewry just as the Catholic Church began to lose exclusive control over the structures of Western religious life; and he joined other Europeans in reevaluating boundaries and affiliations that shaped their identities. --
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1953-
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Cohen, Jeremy
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Jewish culture and contexts
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  • Ibn Verga, Solomon
  • Religious disputations
  • Jews
  • Blood accusation
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Judaism
  • Christianity and other religions
  • Jews
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A historian in exile : Solomon ibn Verga, Shevet Yehudah, and the Jewish-Christian encounter, Jeremy Cohen
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography (pages 205-234) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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rdacontent
Contents
Religious debate and disputation -- Tortosa -- Talmud and Talmudists -- Anti-Jewish libels -- Martyrs and martyrdom -- Conversos and conversion -- The author and his work: purpose and structure
Control code
ocn945949926
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st edition.
Extent
viii, 248 pages
Isbn
9780812248586
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016055421
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)945949926
Label
A historian in exile : Solomon ibn Verga, Shevet Yehudah, and the Jewish-Christian encounter, Jeremy Cohen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography (pages 205-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Religious debate and disputation -- Tortosa -- Talmud and Talmudists -- Anti-Jewish libels -- Martyrs and martyrdom -- Conversos and conversion -- The author and his work: purpose and structure
Control code
ocn945949926
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st edition.
Extent
viii, 248 pages
Isbn
9780812248586
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016055421
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)945949926

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