A History of the Jews in...

One of the century`s great classics of Jewish historiography. This first volume of the two-volume set takes the story down to the middle of the thirteen century in Castile.

v PUBLISHER’S PREFACE Yitzhak Baer’s Toledot haYehudim biSefarad haNotzrit was hailed, immediately upon its publication, as an outstanding work in the history of the Jews in Spain and, indeed, of medi-eval Spain in general. But being written in Hebrew, it was accessible to only a relatively small number of readers outside of Israel. There was a manifest need for a translation into one of the more widely used languages. The Jewish Publication Society was proud to undertake this task. The first draft of the translation was based on the first edi-tion of the work, which appeared in two volumes ( Am Oved, Tel Aviv, 1945). When the second edition appeared, somewhat revised and published in a single large volume ( 1959), the Eng-lish translation was revised accordingly. This volume may, therefore, be regarded as a translation of the second edition. Here and there— principally in chapter VII of this book— the text has been slightly abridged, with the approval of the au-thor. Elsewhere, on the other hand, principally in the notes, the translation contains material not found in either of the Hebrew editions but supplied by the author to the translator ( e. g., pp. 384– 8).  C h a p t e r Home  | T O C  | I n d e x For use on stand- alone, non- institutional computers only. To purchase Scholar PDF version with advanced functionality, go to www. publishersrow. com

A History of the Jews in Christian Spain. Vol. 1


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A HISTORY OF THE JEWS IN CHRISTIAN SPAIN VOL. ITITLE PAGECOPYRIGHT PAGEPUBLISHER'S PREFACECONTENTSINTRODUCTIONDefining Our SubjectThe Lines of Development in AntiquityThe PhariseesThe Jews of Spain Under the Romans and the VisigothsMoslem SpainTHE EARLY RECONQUESTThe Jews in Northern Spain Before the ReconquestThe Politics of the Christian Princes During the Early ReconquestIntellectual Currents During the ReconquestTHE INTERMEDIATE PHASE OF THE RECONQUEST (1150– 1230)The Economic and Political Position of the JewsSocial and Spiritual Conflicts Within the CommunitiesThe Maimunist ControversyCASTILE AT THE END OF THE RECONQUESTThe Jews in the Reconquered Andalusian CitiesAlfonso X's Legislation and the JewsAlfonso X and the Jewish CommunitiesJewish Courtiers and their Administrative PositionsExecutions and ImprisonmentsSancho IV and the Opposition of the EstatesARAGON AT THE END OF THE RECONQUESTThe Conquests of James I and the Jews as a Factor in Politics and ColonizationJewish OfficialsReligious and Legislative Policies and their Effect on the JewsReligious Disputations and their ConsequencesPedro III and his Jewish OfficialsThe Religious and Feudal ReactionA Summary of the PeriodTHE INNER LIFE OF SPANISH JEWRY DURING THE THIRTEENTH CENTURYThe Cultural ProblemLocation and Statistics of the Jewish SettlementsThe Social-Economic StructureInternal Organization and ConflictThe Judicial and Executive Powers of the KahalCultural Conflicts Within the CommunityMYSTICISM AND SOCIAL REFORMThe Mystical View of IsraelThe Aims of Ethical-Social Reform: R. Jonah GerondiThe Reforms in Toledo in 1281The Social Background and the Religious Aims of the ZoharPietism as Exemplified in the Ra‘aya MehemnaThe Messianic Movement of 1295Ibn Adbet's Communal and Religious AuthorityTHE ERA OF DECLINE IN CASTILEThe Reign of Ferdinand IVThe Development of the Jewish CommunityRabbi Asheer's Communal LeadershipThe Jewish Courtiers of Alfonso XIAbner of Bugos and His Campaign Against the JewsGonzalo Martinez and Plan to Annihilate the JewsThe Reform of Alcala de Henares) (1348)King Pedro the Cruel and Don Samuel HaleviThe Fate of the Jews in the Civil WarThe Reign of Henry IIThe Reign of John INOTESNOTES TO INTRODUCTIONNOTES TO CHAPTER INOTES TO CHAPTER IINOTES TO CHAPTER IIINOTES TO CHAPTER IVNOTES TO CHAPTER IVNOTES TO CHAPTER VNOTES TO CHAPTER VINOTES TO CHAPTER VIIINDEX
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