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Use the following databases to identify journal articles and other information on the Sephardim.
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- By Topic - Type in the keywords that broadly describe your topic. For example: sephardim ottoman. On the results screen choose the Format "Book" from the left toolbar. This will eliminate any articles that were found.
- By Title - search for a specific book by title. Type in the first few words of the book title in quotations. For example: "jews of spain a history". if you don't see the book on your list of results then choose the Format "Book" from the left toolbar. This will eliminate any book reviews that were found.
- By Author - search for books written by a specific author. Type in the last name followed by the first name of the author in quotations. For example: "levy avigdor". On the results screen choose the Resource Type "book" from the left toolbar. This will eliminate any book reviews and articles that were found. Use other options on the toolbar to narrow down further if needed.
Major Secondary Sources on Sephardic History
The expulsion of the Jews from Spain by
Call Number: Suzzallo - DS135.S7 B41413 2002
"Beinart's detailed magnum opus focuses on the practicalities of the expulsion and its consequences, both for those expelled and those remaining behind. Analysis of hundreds of archival documents enables him to take history out of the realm of abstraction and give it concrete reality, and in so doing he also sheds much light on Jewish life in Spain before the expulsion."
The Jews of Spain : a history of the Sephardic experience by
Call Number: Suzzallo - DS135.S7 G47 1994
"Before the brutal expulsion of 300,000 Jews from Spain in 1492, Sephardic Jews thrived on the Iberian peninsula for more than a millennium, as Gerber relates in this stirring and riveting saga, a remarkable story of creative adaptation, minority achievement and survival."
The Jews of the Ottoman Empire by
Call Number: Suzzallo - DS135.T8 J49 1994
"The volume which Avigdor Levy has edited brings together twenty-eight articles on the history of Ottoman Jewry, supported with a generous selection of black-and-white illustrations. A striking feature of the volume is how excellently the editor has done his task. Above all, he has elicited a series of essays of almost uniformly high quality..."
Sephardi Jewry: a history of the Judeo-Spanish community, 14th--20th centuries by
Call Number: Suzzallo - DS135.B3 B44 2000
"The most complete and thorough historical synthesis ever written in a European language on the Jewish communities of the Balkans and Turkey."
Sephardim : the Jews from Spain by
Call Number: Suzzallo - DS134 .D52413 1992
The "first comprehensive history in English of the Sephardim—descendants of the Jews expelled from Spain in 1492... Sephardim is an authoritative and completely accessible investigation of the history and legacy of this amazing people."