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History of the Jews in Islamic Lands

Survey of Jewish communities in the Islamic world - their social, cultural & intellectual life from the 7th - 19th centuries .


This is a research guide for the students of History of the Jews in Islamic Lands. Please feel free to contact me for assistance when you begin research for your papers. I look forward to working with you to find sources or to answer any questions you may have about the libraries' collections or services. Debbie, Jewish Studies Librarian


Image of a page of the original Edict signed by Ferdinand and Isabella (Source: The Nahum Goldmann Museum of the Jewish Diaspora, Israel.)

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Hebrew lady Syria, NYPL Digital Collection 

Worldwide Trade of Sephardim: Newport, RI to Surinam, SA

This bill of lading, drawn up in 1771, describes the cargo shipped from Newport to Surinam by Aaron Lopez, a Sephardi merchant.  -- Penn Libraries, Judaica Online Exhibits.

Cairo Genizah