A product of many years of work by leading
scholars of The Dinur Center for
Research in Jewish History at The Hebrew University in Jerusalem, this
series of monographs founded by Prof. Haim Beinart and originally published by
The Magnes Press, has been now been issued in electronic format by Varda Books.
The monographs contain the archival material from Spain and Portugal designed to
methodically cover all regions of the Sefarad. A representative number of
communities, major events and various aspects in Judeo-Spanish history and
biographies of personalities who played a major role in the life of
Hispano-Jewish society are described anew and historically evaluated. The
collected material aims to provide primary sources for historians.
he reconstruction of the history of the Jews during the Middle Ages
has come to emphasize increasingly the utilization of archival materials
that permit a closer look at the economic and social realities of Jewish
life... The Hispania Judaica series... has distinguished itself through
the presentation of a series of close studies of medieval Spanish Jewish
Chazan New York University
The aim of the
Series is the
publication of monographs and documentary collections on the history of
the Jews in the Iberian peninsula from the earliest times until the end
of the Middle Ages.
". . . a rich mine of information for
the researcher and all who are interested in Jewish life in medieval
Rigbi Israel Genealogical Society
Scholars from various
countries take part in the preparation of books, in which archival
material from Spain and Portugal is collected and evaluated under the
editorial supervision of Hispania Judaica. It is designed to cover
methodically all regions of Sepharad. A representative number of
communities, major events and various aspects in Judeo-Spanish history
and biographies of personalities who played a major role in the life of
Hispano-Jewish society are described anew and historically evaluated.
These monographs are to serve the future historians of Iberian Jewry.
Portuguese Exiles in Castile is] a brilliant investigation...
Lipiner's contribution to the study of the history of Jews and "conversos"
in Portugal and Brazil is inestimable.... innovative approach, elegance
of literary style, and meticulous care in researching sources."
Steinhardt Shofar, Book Review
Issued in eminently
convenient electronic format by Varda Books, each volume of this
collection--all books of the series published to date--has been indexed
separately to enable a scholar to search and find what he or she is
looking for quickly and efficiently.
All books are in easy-to-read,
attractive Scholar PDF format
All scanned to match their
original printed edition page for page
Every one possesses sophisticated
TOCs are linked to relevant
Endnote references are
hyper-linked to endnotes and back
Each Subject Index entry is
linked to its corresponding text
In several volumes, extra care
was taken to link Subject Index entries to proper documents
regardless of their pages, to make finding them very easy
Searchable individually or
collectively in a great variety of ways
Printing and copying are
unrestricted (for personal use only)
Can be installed on up to three
computers at the same time
Accessible off-line from any
Windows PC, Mac, or Linux
Optional online delivery service
for libraries and institutions is available
Entire collection is downloadable
and is also delivered on a courtesy CD-ROM with Indexed files.
Available as: (for license`s description click on its name)
This story is eloquently related on the basis of Inquisition files which depict the Conversos' deep yearning to their Jewish past and the ultimate sacrifice they were prepared to offer for their continued adherence to their ancestral faith.
Based on documents published for the first time, this book reveals the life and surroundings of a community lulled into a false sense of security and endeavouring to build its life in peace while the war against Granada continues.