By Fire Possessed: Dona Gracia Nasi (Paperback)

By Fire Possessed: Dona Gracia Nasi By Sandra K. Toro Cover Image
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By Fire Possessed: Dona Gracia Nasi is the story of an intelligent, wealthy and passionate Jewish woman who moved through royal courts and the elegant lives of the rich during the Renaissance. She was one of the influential women of her day and arguably the most important Jewish woman of the last 500 years. In one of the extraordinary episodes of history, Dona Gracia saved thousands of Sephardic families from the Inquisition and persecution. They were re-settled in the Ottoman Empire where they found acceptance as Jews and tolerance of their way of life. The communities populated by the people rescued by Dona Gracia extended from Salonika and Rhodes in Greece to Istanbul in Turkey and Tiberias in present day Israel.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781935604174
ISBN-10: 1935604171
Publisher: Gaon Books
Publication Date: December 6th, 2010
Pages: 312
Language: English