Item description for The Jews of Moslem Spain: Volume 2/3 by Eliyahu Ashtor...
Called by "Choice" "the most comprehensive survey of a magnificent era," "The Jews of Moslem Spain" takes the reader on a journey through history, from 711 C.E. on the slopes of Gibraltar (when the Moslems conquered the Iberian peninsula) through the centuries of the flowering of Jewish culture, "The Golden Age of Spanish Jewry" and closes with the 11th century re-conquest of Spain.
The books (Volume 1 and the combined Volumes 2 and 3) are peopled with soldiers and rabbinic scholars, viziers in the caliph's court, poets and converts, courtiers and intellectuals.
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Studio: Jewish Publications Society
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 1.9" Weight: 1.95 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 1993
Publisher Jewish Publications Society
ISBN 0827604289 ISBN13 9780827604285
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The Jews of Moslem Spain Jan 5, 2007
This book combines a rich literary style with formidable scholarship, creating a narrative that is at once intensely moving and factually illuminating. Indispensable for those seeking to understand Spanish and Sephardic Jewery, their heritage and contribution not only to Jewish civilization and thought but to Hispanic culture in general, and even to important aspects of Western Islamic worldview.