Revisiting Jewish Spain in the Modern Era

Author(s): 
Flesler, Daniela
Author(s): 
Linhard, Tabia
Author(s): 
Melgosa, Adrián Pérez
ISBN: 
9780415634878
Date published: 
January 2013
Hardback
Price: 
£85.00

This innovative volume offers fresh perspectives on the intersection of Hispanic and Jewish studies. Analyzing the different and contradictory ways in which Spain as a nation has tried to come to terms with Jews and its Jewish memory from the nineteenth century to the present, it illustrates how 'Jewishness' has played a crucial role in Spanish political, social and cultural developments in the modern era. Exploring the effects of the multiple material and symbolic absences of Jews and Judaism from modern Spanish society, the book considers the haunting presence that this absence has entailed.