By Fire Possessed

By Fire Possessed PDF Author: Sandra Toro
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781935604068
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 311

Book Description
By Fire Possessed is historical fiction about the life of Doa Gracia Nasi, one of the wealthiest and most powerful women of the Renaissance. She used her power to rescue many thousands of Sephardic Jews from the genocidal persecution of the Inquisition. She was born to a family of Sephardic Jews who were expelled from Spain in 1492. They escaped to Portugal where they were again persecuted a few years later. Her husband built one of the largest commercial empires of the day, and after his death she assumed control of the business. Doa Gracia was arrested and jailed by the Inquisition in Venice, but she was eventually released and then moved to the Ottoman Empire, which allowed freedom of religious practice. She established communities for Jews escaping Europe in Ottoman territories. She was the single most important person rescuing Jews from the Inquisition.

Doña Gracia of the House of Nasi

Doña Gracia of the House of Nasi PDF Author: Cecil Roth
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0827604114
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 0

Book Description
Dona Gracia, a Marrano or 'converso' (secret Jew), flees the Inquisition in Portugal. She wanders Europe, rises to financial power in Antwerp, finds sanctuary, finally, in Turkey, where she spends her last years as the uncrowned Queen of Jewry in the Ottoman Empire.

The Long Arm of Papal Authority

The Long Arm of Papal Authority PDF Author: Gerhard Jaritz
Publisher: Central European University Press
ISBN: 6155053790
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 194

Book Description
The volume contains selected papers from two conferences in 2003, at the University of Bergen (Norway) and at Central European University in Budapest. They deal comparatively with the communication of the Holy See with Northern Europe and Eastern Central Europe in the Late Middle Ages, both areas at the margins of Western Christendom. Special emphasis is placed on analysis of registers in the Apostolic Penitentiary.

From Krakow to Krypton

From Krakow to Krypton PDF Author: Arie Kaplan
Publisher: Jewish Publication Society
ISBN: 0827610432
Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 245

Book Description
Jews created the first comic book, the first graphic novel, the first comic book convention, the first comic book specialty store, and they helped create the underground comics (or "Comix") movement of the late '60s and early '70s. Many of the creators of the most famous comic books, such as Superman, Spiderman, X-Men, and Batman, as well as the founders of MAD Magazine, were Jewish. From Krakow to Krypton: Jews and Comic Books tells their stories and demonstrates how they brought a uniquely Jewish perspective to their work and to the comics industry as a whole. Over-sized and in full color, From Krakow to Krypton is filled with sidebars, cartoon bubbles, comic book graphics, original design sketches, and photographs. It is a visually stunning and exhilarating history.

Doña Gracia Nasi

Doña Gracia Nasi PDF Author: Cecil Roth
Publisher:
ISBN: 9782867464386
Category :
Languages : fr
Pages : 223

Book Description
Siècle des découvertes, des horizons qui s'ouvrent, des épices importées d'Orient, des femmes célèbres, le XVIe siècle est aussi celui de l'intolérance et de l'Inquisition. Doña Gracia, grande dame de la Renaissance, issue d'une famille de marranes, dirige la " banque " Mendes, rivale de celle des Médicis, et doit quitter le Portugal. A Anvers elle fréquente la cour de Charles Quint. Jusqu'au jour où le danger devient trop pressant. Alors commence son périple : Lyon, Venise, Ferrare, et pour finir Istanbul, où Soliman le Magnifique l'accueille et la protège. De la Corne d'or, elle décrète l'embargo sur Ancône, port des Etats pontificaux. Pour la première fois dans l'histoire de la Renaissance, les Juifs se dressent face à la persécution, sous la bannière d'une femme...

The Ghost of Hannah Mendes

The Ghost of Hannah Mendes PDF Author: Naomi Ragen
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312281250
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 399

Book Description
The ghost of a real-life historical figure helps elderly Catherine da Costa convince her granddaughters to travel across Europe with her and helps them find a link between past and present by leaving mysterious journal entries along their travel route.

Doña Gracia's Secret

Doña Gracia's Secret PDF Author: Marilyn Froggatt
Publisher:
ISBN: 9789657023082
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 56

Book Description
"A remarkable story of an extraordinary woman. Marilyn Froggatt's creative nonfiction account of Dona Gracia is well-researched and inspiring. It invites youth to raise some difficult questions"--

The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon

The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon PDF Author: Richard Zimler
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1590208064
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 351

Book Description
International Bestseller: “A moody, tightly constructed historical thriller . . . a good mystery story and an effective evocation of a faraway time and place.” —The New York Times After Jews living in sixteenth-century Portugal are dragged to the baptismal font and forced to convert to Christianity, many of these New Christians persevere in their Jewish prayers and rituals in secret and at great risk; the hidden, arcane practices of the kabbalists, a mystical sect of Jews, continue as well. One such secret Jew is Berekiah Zarco, an intelligent young manuscript illuminator. Inflamed by love and revenge, he searches, in the crucible of the raging pogrom, for the killer of his beloved uncle Abraham, a renowned kabbalist, discovered murdered in a hidden synagogue along with a young girl in dishabille. Risking his life in streets seething with mayhem, Berekiah tracks down answers among Christians, New Christians, Jews, and the fellow kabbalists of his uncle, whose secret language and codes by turns light and obscure the way to the truth he seeks. A marvelous story, a challenging mystery, and a telling tale of the evils of intolerance, The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon both compels and entertains. “The story moves quickly . . . a literary and historical treat.” —Library Journal ''Remarkable . . . The fever pitch of intensity Zimler maintains is at times overwhelming but never less than appropriate to the Hieronymous Bosch-like landscape he describes. Simultaneously, though, he is able to capture, within the bedlam, quiet moments of tenderness and love.” —Booklist (starred review)
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