Huellas De Sefarad

Author: Marc Shanker
Publisher: Marc Shanker
ISBN: 9780977627547
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"The first book to use Ladino proverbs as the basis of fine art. The book combines 45 interpretive etchings with literary and scholarly essays by one of Spain's most prominent novelists and an internationally respected Sephardic and Biblical scholar. The etchings are witty, irreverent, whimsical, and profound, and offer a window into the Sephardic culture and experience. Mr. Shanker's style matches perfectly the proverbs: naively simple and deeply philosophical. Marc Shanker's haunted art conjures the spirits of Spain and Salonica, ... and in doing so keeps the old alive, as the proverb has it, for the good of the young ... (and) for the pleasure of all, Peter Cole. TOS has the aura of a small ark about it, Maria Rosa Menocal. Limited Edition: 1000 copies."--PublisherMarc Shanker (Author, Illustrator), Antonio Muñoz Molina (Introduction), T.A. Perry (Introduction, Translator)Donated by Marc Shanker.

Revisiting Jewish Spain In The Modern Era

Author: Daniela Flesler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317980573
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This innovative volume offers fresh perspectives and directions on the intersection of Hispanic and Jewish studies. It shows how 'Jewishness' has played a crucial role in Spanish political, social, and cultural developments in the modern era, exploring the effects of the multiple material and symbolic absences of Jews and Judaism from modern Spanish society. The book considers the haunting presence that this absence has entailed. Contributors analyze the different and contradictory ways in which Spain as a nation has tried to come to terms with its Jewish memory and with Jews from the nineteenth century to the present: José Amador de los Ríos’ efforts to incorporate 'Jewishness' into the canon of Spanish national literature and history; the emergence in the mid-nineteenth century of the figure of the Jewish conspirator who seeks to foment revolutionary unrest in novels from Spain, Italy and France; the development of philosephardism and its interconnections with anti-Semitism, Spanish fascism and colonial ambitions at the turn of the twentieth century; the instrumentalization of the Spanish Jewish past during the Second Republic; the role of philosemitism in the development of Catalan nationalism; and the relationship between the memory of Sepharad and Holocaust commemoration in contemporary Spain. This book is based on a special issue of the Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies.

A History Of The Hebrew Language

Author: Angel Sáenz-Badillos
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521556347
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This book is a comprehensive description of Hebrew from its Semitic origins and the earliest settlement of the Israelite tribes in Canaan to the present day.

The Jews Of The Kingdom Of Valencia

Author: José Hinojosa Montalvo
Publisher: Magnes Press
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The ninth volume of the Hispanic Judaica series brings to life a comprehensive study of the Jews of the Kkingdom of Valencia. It is a detailed and fully annotated description of the last stage in Jewish life in this kingdom - from the riots of 1391 to the Expulsion of 1492.

The Spanish Inquisition

Author: Henry Kamen
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300075227
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Thirty-five years ago, Kamen wrote a study of the Inquisition that received high praise. This present work, based on over 30 years of new research, is not simply a complete revision of the earlier book. Innovative in its presentation, point of view, information, and themes, it will revolutionize further study in the field.

Textual Agency

Author: Ann M. Gomez-Bravo
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442667524
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Textual Agency examines the massive proliferation of poetic texts in fifteenth-century Spain, focusing on the important yet little-known cancionero poetry – the largest poetic corpus of the European Middle Ages. Ana M. Gómez-Bravo situates this cultural production within its social, political, and material contexts. She places the different forms of document production fostered by a shifting political and urban model alongside the rise in literacy and access to reading materials and spaces. At the core of the book lies an examination of both the materials of writing and how human agents used and transformed them, giving way to a textual agency that pertains not only to writers, but to the inscribed paper. Gómez-Bravo also explores how authorial and textual agency were competing forces in the midst of an era marked by the institution of the Inquisition, the advent of the absolutist state, the growth of cities, and the constitution of the Spanish nation.