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.

TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGELIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xi   PREFACE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xiii CHAPTERI. THE HOUSE OF MENDES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 ADDITIONAL NOTE TO CHAPTER I . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 II. ANTWERP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 III. VENICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 IV. FERRARA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 GENEALOGICAL TREE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 V. CONSTANTINOPLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 VI. “ THE HEART OF HER PEOPLE” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 VII. THE ANCONA BOYCOTT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 VIII. JOURNEY’S END . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176 CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185 BIBLIOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189 NOTES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195

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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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