Sephardic Jewry: From Golden Age to World Diaspora

Course code: HEBRG105.
Credits: 20 credits (Term 1 only).

This course will examine the development of Jewish communities under Visigothic,
Islamic, and Christian rule in Iberia up to the Expulsions (from Spain in 1492, from
Portugal in 1496-7), to analyse interfaith relations during this time and the growth of anti-Jewish feeling. We will study the phenomenon of crypto-Judaism in Iberia and the Iberian colonies. Finally the new communities of the Sephardic diaspora will be examined.

Tutor: Dr Hilary Pomeroy, Hebrew & Jewish Studies.
Time and place: Not running 2011/12.

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