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Ten Centuries of Hispano-Jewish Culture: an exhibition mounted at Cambridge University Library to mark the five-hundredth anniversary of the expulsion of the Jews from Spain, 1492–1992

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Editor

Stefan Reif.

Curator

Eleazar Gutwirth.

Imprint

Cambridge, United Kingdom, 1992. 29 pp., illustrated, 21 cm. English.

Location

Cambridge University Library (November–December 1992)

Description

Judaeo-Spanish items from the Library’s collections, with particular emphasis on those from the Cairo Genizah that reflect the dominance of Sephardi Jews in the Cairo community after 1492. Introductory essay on Hispano-Jewish society and cluture before and after the Expulsion, its nature, literary contributions, romantic misrepresentation by historians, etc. by Eleazar Gutwirth. Listing of exhibits, including decorated and un-decorated manuscripts, an autograph letter from Maimonides, numerous personal letters, and printed books, each with brief description. 91 items.

main keywords

CAIRO GENIZAHHEBREW ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS, SPAINSEPHARDIC JEWSSPAIN

minor keywords

AmuletsHebrew illuminated manuscripts, BiblesHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Spain, 12TH–14TH CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Spain, 15th CIncunabulaKetubbotMaimonidesMenasseh ben IsraelMicrographyPrayerbooks/MahzorsPrayers for the sovereignPrinted books

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