Doña Gracia of the House of Nasi

Do a Gracia of the House of Nasi Here is the story of Dona Gracia one of the most remarkable women in Jewish history The pride of sixteenth century Jewry she is acknowledged today for her courageous defense of her people and the pr

  • Title: Doña Gracia of the House of Nasi
  • Author: Cecil Roth
  • ISBN: 9780827604117
  • Page: 374
  • Format: Paperback
  • Here is the story of Dona Gracia, one of the most remarkable women in Jewish history The pride of sixteenth century Jewry, she is acknowledged today for her courageous defense of her people and the promotion of their culture This JPS classic presents the first full length biography of Dona Gracia in English It is an epic drama featuring extraordinary characters who riskHere is the story of Dona Gracia, one of the most remarkable women in Jewish history The pride of sixteenth century Jewry, she is acknowledged today for her courageous defense of her people and the promotion of their culture This JPS classic presents the first full length biography of Dona Gracia in English It is an epic drama featuring extraordinary characters who risked their lives for freedom of conscience, playing for high stakes among the palaces and political courts of Renaissance Europe.

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    1. I'm doing research into the life of Dona Gracia these days, and for a long time, this was the authoritative English source. (Andree Aelion Brooks' 500-page tome might have dethroned it, but I have a feeling that Professor Roth's book was a stepping stone for her.) For those who don't know, Dona Gracia was a Jewish woman who lived at the time of the Spanish Inquisition, and because she inherited her husband's business, she was able to do a tremendous amount of charity and even organized rescue ef [...]

    2. A fascinating history of a very important woman of whom I had never heard. A heroine of the time of the Inquisition who saved the lives of many Jews. No one like her until the time of the Nazis!

    3. A great biography considering the fact that Cecil Roth did not have as much information available to him as the biographers of tomday's world do.

    4. Wow! A part of history most people don't have a clue about. Very empowering for women. A positive side note to the Inquisitions in Spain and Italy.

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