The House of Nasi: The Duke...

Joseph Nasi, Duke of Naxos, Lord of Tiberias, was a Marrano or “converse,” knighted by Charles V of the Holy Roman Empire, a jousting partner of Emperor Maximillian, and a court advisor to Suleiman the Magnificent. During his astonishing life as a statesman, financier, and philanthropist in sixteenth-century Europe, he moved across the continent from Antwerp to Paris, to Naples, to Rome, and from there to Constantinople, where he reembraced Judaism.

TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGELIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vi PREFACE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix FOREWORD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xi   GENEALOGICAL TREE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 CHAPTERI. JOÃO MIGUEZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 II. JOSEPH NASI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 III. IMPERIAL FAVORITE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 IV. DUKE OF NAXOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 V. LORD OF TIBERIAS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 VI. KING ASPIRANT OF CYPRUS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 VII. MASTER OF BELVEDERE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161 ADDITIONAL NOTE TO CHAPTER VII: JOSEPH NASI IN THE ENGLISH DRAMA . . . . . . . . . . 185 VIII. AFTERGLOW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187 CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223 BIBLIOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227 NOTES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233

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Front MatterTitle PageDedication & Copyright PageTABLE OF CONTENTSPrefaceForewordGENEALOGICAL TREEJoão MiguezJoseph NasiImperial FavoriteDuke of NaxosLord of TiberiasKing Aspirant of CyprusThe Master of BelvedereAfterglowCHRONOLOGICAL TABLEBIBLIOGRAPHYNOTES
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