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‘Fleeing the Sword of the Inquisition’: Iberian Refugees in Early Modern Rabbinic Texts

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posted on 29.01.2020, 00:42 by REBECCA WARTELL
The expulsion of the Jews of Spain and Portugal at the end of the fifteenth century marked the beginning of the Sephardic diaspora. Many refugees sought economic opportunity in Italy and its colonies, but their paths to safety were often blocked by fervent inquisitions and anti-migrant sentiment. This thesis considers the challenges of exile as recounted in the rabbinic texts of the eastern Mediterranean in the early modern period.

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Principal supervisor

Carolyn Patricia James

Year of Award

2020

Department, School or Centre

School of Philosophical, Historical & International Studies

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Campus location

Australia

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