GESCHICHTE DER JUDEN IN PORTUGAL
Leipzig, O. Leiner, 1867. Item #25139
Half leather, 8vo, xi, 367,  pages. First Edition. In German. Fascinating look at the history of Jews in early Portugal up to the mid-19th century. Part of the series "Schriften" herausgegeben vom Institut zur Förderung der israelitischen Literatur. Series: Schriften vom Institute zur förderung der israelitischen literatur ... 12. Jahr: 1866-1867; Kayserling was a “German rabbi and historian. Kayserling, born in Hanover, studied with S. R. Hirsch in Nikolsburg, S. J. Rapoport in Prague, and S. B. Bamberger in Wuerzburg and at Halle University. From 1861 to 1870 he was rabbi at Endingen, Switzerland, where he fought strenuously for Jewish rights; thereafter he was rabbi and preacher in Budapest… Kayserling's reputation rests on his long series of pioneering publications on the history of Spanish Jewry and the Marranos, based to a great degree on original and, in some cases manuscript, sources. His Geschichte der Juden in Spanien und Portugal, which in fact covered mainly Navarre and the Balearic Islands (vol. 1, 1861) and Portugal (vol. 2, 1867) , was the first work in which Hebrew sources were consistently used. His works on Marrano history and literature put the study on a new footing and were the basis of all subsequent treatments” (Cecil Roth, EJ, 2007) SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- Portugal -- History. Juifs -- Portugal -- Histoire. Wear to leather on spine, small chip to title page. Pages slightly tanned, first few pages fragile. Binding solid, very good condition. (SEF-23-5).