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  • Michael Nunn-Weinberg
    Greetings Matatias, I ve heard of The Travels of Benjamin of Tudela but I havn t had a chance to read it yet. Take a look at my online bibliography
    Message 1 of 9 , Oct 2, 2002
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      Greetings Matatias,

      I've heard of "The Travels of Benjamin of Tudela" but I havn't had a
      chance to read it yet. Take a look at my online bibliography
      (www.cyberiosity.com/zadok) and if you know of any other titles
      please let me know.

      Regards,
      Zadok


      --- In Authentic_SCA@y..., Matthew Hertz <hertz@c...> wrote:
      > > I am curious to know what sort of research you have? Is any of it
      > > online? Sephardic history is a subject near and dear to me.
      >
      > Most of the reasearch I have was tidbits gleaned from general "Jews
      in the
      > Middle Ages" books and sites, so I cannot attest to much. The one
      book I
      > have (which may also be online) is "The Travels of Benjamin of
      Tudela."
      > If you haven't read this, I'd suggest it (it doesn't have many
      details,
      > but provides a good outline of Jews and their professions from the
      Iberia
      > peninsula to India). I also know that Jewish life was far more
      fluid
      > pre-13th century. They have found coins with arabic words written
      in
      > hebrew in England and there is a lot of evidence of communication
      between
      > the communities across Europe and the Middle East. I'll try and
      look up
      > some sources later tonight. Sorry!
      >
      > Matatias
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