Hardcover. Lester Publishing. 1995. Light edgewear. Clean & unmarked. Your order ships by next business day with free USPS tracking. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Approximately 200 years of Spanish history (1300-1500) are the focus of this book. Paris sketches the medieval history of the Iberian peninsula, stressing the tolerance of most of the Islamic dynasties, the relative amity between the three major religions of the area, and the flourishing culture that this relatively peaceful era nourished. The 14th century brought division within the Catholic Church itself; a plague that killed 25-30% of the population of Europe; and, in Valencia in 1391, a pogrom that gave its Jewish residents the choice of conversion or death. The "end of days" refers to the second coming of Christ, which would happen only if all the Jews were converted. Over half of the Jewish residents of Spain converted in the 14th and 15th centuries. These "conversos" were the primary target of the early Inquisition. Paris describes the early period of the Inquisition, the motives and actions of the inquisitors, and the fate of those accused. The actual expulsion of the Jews (not the conversos) in 1492 and the Moors (who were also given the opportunity to convert) in 1502 mark the climax of the events of this book.
Review: This focus on the expulsion of the Jews from Spain traces the path of the Spanish Inquisition's lasting effects in the region. Before the reign of terror, Jews, Christians and Moors lived together in Spain in harmony: this title traces the underlying influences upon the decline of a rich and harmonious culture and the chain of events which followed. -- Midwest Book Review
Title: The End of Days : A Story of Tolerance, ...
Publisher: Lester Publishing
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description Lester Publishing, 2002. Book Condition: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP38326682
Book Description Lester Publishing, 2002. Book Condition: Very Good. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP87283119
Book Description Lester Publishing Ltd., Toronto, ON, Canada, 1995. hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Hardcover with bumped spine ends, upper leading corner of front board and upper edge of rear board. Dust jacket has lightly worn and creased upper edge with two small tears. Some light waterstains on face of page block. First Edition, First Printing. Used. Bookseller Inventory # 274674
Book Description Lester Publishing, Toronto, 1995. Boards. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +. 1st Edition. Clean and bright, inside and out. Jacket has light edge and shelf wear, front flap is creased. 327 pages. Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # 014232
Book Description Lester Publishing, Toronto, 1995. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. pp: 9-327. Pictorial dust jacket, black boards, mapped endpapers. 'A Story of Tolerance, Tyranny, and the Expulsion of the Jews from Spain'. Paris describes the events that led to the expulsion of the Jews in 1492. The significance of this event on world history arguably compares to the other event of that year. This is a fine copy in dust jacket. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 8¾" Tall. Bookseller Inventory # 251344
Book Description Lester Publishing, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Dust Jacket. First Edition. Inside the book is clean with no marks folds or highlights. the dust jacket has a couple of small tears at the outer edges.We ship from the USA and Canada. Bookseller Inventory # 12244