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History-writing

  1. Overview
    1. Overview- History-writing
    2. Breuer, Mordecai. “Modernism and Traditionalism in 16th Century Jewish Historiography- A Study of David Gans’ Tzemah David.” In Jewish Thought in the Sixteenth Century, edited by Bernard Cooperman. Cambridge- Harvard University Press, 1983.
    3. Melamed, Abraham. “The Perception of Jewish History in Italian Jewish Thought of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries- A Re-Examination.” Italia Judaica 2 (1986)- 139-170.
    4. David, Abraham. “The Spanish Expulsion and the Portuguese Persecution through the Eyes of the Historian R. Gedalya Ibn Yahya.” Sefarad 56, no. 1 (1996)- 45-59. Abstract- About Italian rabbi Gedalia Ibn Yahia (1526-87), the son of Portuguese Jews who fled to Italy in the late 15th century to escape persecution, copyist and author. Examples from his Shalshelet Ha-Kabbalah [Chain of tradition] concerning the persecution of Iberian Jews show that Gedalia attempted to supplement and enrich the bare facts with new information based on additional Jewish and non-Jewish sources. Gedalia’s aim was to provide information based on his understanding of the situation and personal observation. These aspects determine his place in 16th-century Jewish historiography.
  2. Images
    1. Sefer Tzemah David he-Hadash, David Gans, Frankfurt-an-der-Main, 1692, DS114.G3 1692, Title page.
    2. Consolacam as tribulacoens de Israel, Samuel Usque, Ferrara, 1553, RB259-20, Fols. 1v-2r.

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