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The Forgotten Diaspora: Jewish Communities in West Africa and the Making of the Atlantic World

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This book traces the history of early seventeenth-century Portuguese Sephardic traders who settled in two communities on Senegal's Petite Cote. There, they lived as public Jews, under the spiritual guidance of a rabbi sent to them by the newly established Portuguese Jewish community in Amsterdam. In Senegal, the Jews were protected from agents of the Inquisition by local ...more
Hardcover, 262 pages
Published April 30th 2011 by Cambridge University Press (first published January 1st 2011)
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