A History of the Jews in Christian Spain, Volume 1

About the Book

This definitive work of Jewish historiography traces all aspects of life in the Spanish-Jewish community from the eleventh century to 1492. From the transformation of Spain from a Moorish to a Christian country to the expulsion of Spanish-Jewish citizens, Baer weaves together history, art, economics, politics and more to explore the influence of the Jewish people on Spain. This volume also includes a thorough introduction by Benjamin R. Gampel.

Volume 2 can be found here.


Regarded as the standard work on the subject . . . remarkable for its broad historical outlook, accuracy in detail, and scholarly synthesis.

—Encyclopedia Judaica

Yitzhak Baer

Yitzhak Baer (1888-1980) served as Professor of General Medieval History at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and head of the university’s Department of Jewish History. The author of numerous major studies, he has long been recognized as one of the most influential students and teachers of Jewish history in modern times.

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