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Cities of Splendour in the Shaping of Sephardi History

Jane S. Gerber


Sephardi identity has meant different things at different times, but has always entailed a connection with Spain, from which the Jews were expelled in 1492. While Sephardi Jews have lived in numerous cities and towns throughout history, certain cities had a greater impact on the shaping of their culture. This book focuses on those that may be considered most important, from Cordoba in the tenth century to Toledo, Venice, Safed, Istanbul, Salonica, and Amsterdam at the dawn of the seventeenth century. Each served as a venue in which a particular dimension of Sephardi Jewry either took shape or ... More

Keywords: Sephardi identity, Spain, Jews, Sephardi Jews, Sephardi Jewry, Sephardim, Sephardi culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781904113300
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781904113300.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jane S. Gerber, author
Graduate Center of the City University of New York