The Resource The long journey of Gracia Mendes, by Marianna D. Birnbaum

The long journey of Gracia Mendes, by Marianna D. Birnbaum

Label
The long journey of Gracia Mendes
Title
The long journey of Gracia Mendes
Statement of responsibility
by Marianna D. Birnbaum
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Gracia Mendes was a sixteenth-century entrepreneur and one of the wealthiest women in Europe, who, while a practicing Christian, remained for much of her life a secret Jew." "The biography examines her rise to power in the face of immense obstacles - political, religious, economic, and social." "Gracia was born in 1510 in Portugal. At the age of eighteen, she married Francisco Mendes, a successful Jewish spice trader. After her husband's death in 1536 and in response to the religious persecutions of the day, she moved her family from Portugal. Her travels led her through Antwerp, Venice, Ferrara, Ragusa and finally to Constantinople, from where the Ottoman Empire dominated the territories of former Byzantium and offered shelter for the battered Conversos (converted Jews)." "After her arrival in 1553, she became the most prominent businesswoman of the community and a patron of Jewish causes. Her life exemplifies the perseverance of the Jewish culture to survive and triumph even in extremely adverse conditions."--Jacket
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
946.9/004924/0092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS135.P8
LC item number
N373 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The long journey of Gracia Mendes, by Marianna D. Birnbaum
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 128-140) and indexes
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introducing the family -- A short history of the conversos -- Life in sixteenth-century Antwerp -- Gracia in Venice -- Gracia and Jewish patronage in sixteenth-century Ferrara -- In business with Ragusa -- The Ottoman Empire and the Jews
Control code
ocm54481623
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (147 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585492414
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b24235295
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)54481623
  • acaebk0585492417
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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