Dona Gracia of the House of...

The noted historian Cecil Roth presents the first full-length biography of Dona Gracia in the English language. Banker, diplomat, philanthropist, defender of her people and promoter of its culture, she was revered by her sixteenth-century contemporaries and earned the highest esteem among Jewish historians in succeeding generations.

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS 1. Gracia Mendes, the Younger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FRONTISPIECE Courtesy of Samuel Friedenberg, New York FACING PAGE2. Emperor Charles V, by Titian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 3. Amatus Lusitanus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Harry Friedenwald, The Jews and Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Press, Baltimore, 1944, vol. I, p. 333. Courtesy of Dr. Friedenwald 4. The Sephardi Synagogue at Ferrara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Balletti, Gli ebrei e gli estensi, second edition, p. 11 5. Duke Ercole II of Ferrara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 6. The Usque Printer’s Mark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Courtesy of the Library, Jewish Theological Seminary of America 7. The Prologue Dedication by Atias and Usque . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Courtesy of the Library, Jewish Theological Seminary of America 8. A Map of Constantinople . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 N. Tietze, Catalogue of the Illuminated Manuscripts of the Rossiana Collection in Vienna, p. 101, plate 120 9. A Turkish Jewish Physician . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Nicholas de Nicolay. Les navigations ... et voyages faicts en la Turqie, Antwerp, 1577 10. The Former Ghetto at Ragusa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 11. A Turkish Jewish Maiden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Nicholas de Nicolay, Les navigations ... et voyages faicts en la Turquie, Antwerp, 1577

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Front MatterSOME OTHER BOOKS BY THE SAME AUTHORTitle PageCopyright PageDedication PageTABLE OF CONTENTSLIST OF ILLUSTRATIONSPREFACEThe House of MendesADDITIONAL NOTE TO CHAPTER I. THE MENDES-NASI CONNECTIONAntwerpVeniceFerraraConstantinople“The Heart of Her People” “The Heart of Her People” “The Heart of Her People” “The Heart of Her People” “The Heart of Her PeoThe Ancona BoycottADDITIONAL NOTE TO CHAPTER VII. A DOCUMENT ON THE ANCONA BOYCOTTJourney's EndCHRONOLOGICAL TABLEBIBLIOGRAPHYNOTES
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