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Spanish Jewry Through the Ages, Episode 1: With Prof. Jonathan Ray - Overview of the history of Spanish Jewry from its establishment until the 14th century.
We discussed what "Spain" means in the medieval context and how the country was situated, the overall geography of Spain and the Iberian Peninsula, Jews of Spain and their origins, under the Visigoths, Muslim conquest of Spain, differences between the Muslim and Christian kingdoms of Spain and how this affected the culture and the Jews, Reconquista and the convergence of cultures, what daily life looked like for the Jews of Spain, and much more.
To purchase, “Jewish Life in Medieval Spain: A New History” by Prof. Ray: https://amzn.to/3oBBxX5
To purchase, “The Jews of Spain: A History of the Sephardic Experience” by Jane Gerber: https://amzn.to/3qlJ7pc
To purchase, “A Jewish Renaissance in Fifteenth-Century Spain” by Mark Meyerson: https://amzn.to/3qab0k2
To purchase, “Jews and Muslims in Medieval Castile: Tradition, Coexistence, and Change” by Prof. Maya Soifer Irish: https://amzn.to/3qdCnd7