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After Expulsion: 1492 and the Making of Sephardic Jewry

Jonathan S. Ray

Abstract

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. This book traces the various paths of migration and resettlement of Sephardic Jews and Conversos over the course of the tumultuous sixteenth century. Pivotally, it argues ... More

Keywords: Jewish community, 1492, Sephardic Jews, Conversos, exiles, Jewish society, Jewish identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780814729113
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814729113.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan S. Ray, author