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The Jews in Sicily, 7: 1478-1489 (Documentary History of the Jews in Italy) (v. 7) [Hardcover]

By Shlomo Simonsohn (Author)
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This volume in the series Documentary History of the Jews in Italy illustrates the history of the Jews in Sicily from 1478 to 1489. It is the sequel to the first six volumes and covers the events during the first years of the rule of King Ferdinand II. These include the prelude to the expulsion, which witnessed a further deterioration in the position of the Jews on the island. At the same time, the Jewish community on the island reached the points of its greatest expansion in population as well as economic prosperity. Some 900 documents--many of them published here for the first time--record the fortunes of the Jews and their relationship with the authorities and their Christian neighbours. Much new information has come to light, and many facets of Jewish life in Sicily have been uncovered.

The abundance of historical records in the archives of the Crown and of local authorities again compares favourably with the relative scarcity of surviving documentation in earlier centuries. Therefore, many documents had to be reported in summary form. The volume is provided with additional bibliography and indexes, while the introduction will appear at the end of the series on the history of the Jews of the island.

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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Pages   660
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.6" Width: 6.4" Height: 1.8"
Weight:   2.9 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Publisher   Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN  9004148094  
ISBN13  9789004148093  

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More About Shlomo Simonsohn

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Shlomo Simonsohn is Professor Emeritus of Jewish History at Tel Aviv University. He is a former rector of the university and former chairman of the Rectors and Presidents Conference of Israel. He has published extensively on the history of the Jews in Italy, the Papal See and the Jews, and cognate subjects.

Shlomo Simonsohn was born in 1923.

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