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The Jews of Spain and Portugal and the Inquisition

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This book was originally composed as a lecture to some Jewish working-men at the East end of London. The subject was, to the author, naturally an interesting one no less from a national than from a family point of view. The position of the Jews in Spain and Portugal during a great part of the middle ages forms an exceptionally bright spot in their dark and chequered history, and developed some striking intellectual and moral features in an age when a great part of what now constitutes Civilisation was wrapped in mental darkness. The favoured position of the Jews in the Peninsula induced a vast Hebrew population to settle there; and although it became evident, after a time, that their prosperity, attracting, as it did, the jealousy of the bulk of people, would lead to their ultimate ruin, this could only be effected in a long and gradual manner, and could only be consummated by a cruel and violent measure—their forced expulsion.
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ISBN
9781300649465
Edition
First Edition
Published
January 18, 2013
Language
English
File Format
ePub
File Size
292.79 KB

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