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In 1524 arriveert in Venetië de broer van de koning van Khaibar met de opdracht om met steun van paus Clemens VII een joods/christelijk leger te vormen om Palestina van de Turken te bevrijden.
Paperback, 396 pages
Published 1997 by De Prom (first published 1996)
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Margarida
Um livro de leitura difícil, que obriga a alguma reflexão e até mesmo a alguma pesquisa, já que grande parte das personagens são reais.
Um óptimo romance histórico, sobre a negra época da inquisição, mas também sobre a luta de um homem judeu vindo do deserto para a Europa, pedir apoio na luta contra os turcos que então ocupavam Israel com o objectivo de criar "um Estado judaico em Israel" (in: O Messias -Nota do autor) e conseguir levar os Judeus de volta à Terra Prometida, Israel. Muito bom mes
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Steve Cran
Mar 17, 2016 Steve Cran rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Throughout history the Jews have been downtrodden and persecuted. At times someone would arise offering the hope of salvation and a return of the Jews to their ancient land.

One such figure was David Reubeni. This account is a novelized account of his travels to Europe. Starting with His landing
In Venice where he is welcomed by the Jewish community, yet the Jewish leadership is rather weary of him and rather distrustful. One particular opponent is Giacobo Mantino, who fears David Reubeni will sp
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Marvin
Dec 15, 2014 Marvin rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: religion
This very Jewish novel (like Halter's others) tells an interesting story, based on real characters and real historical events, though only the broad outlines of the story are known. A Jewish prince from the Jewish "kingdom of Chabor" visits the highest authorities in the Roman Empire in the early 16th century to solicit their support for an attempt to establish a Jewish homeland to relieve European Jews of their oppression. The story, as told here in a stilted voice and with much repetition of t ...more
Mohammed Aql
Its a different approach and different goal of writing.
The first books were almost written for the Jews and those interested in this history. But this book did not find the same public, and was not written with the same strength.

I feel the difference of power of information presentation between this book and the previous ones.
Donna Maroulis
Jul 10, 2012 Donna Maroulis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is very informative and interesting from the viewpoint of a Christian reading about a purported Jewish Messiah ( not Christ ) in the era of the Inquisition in Europe. I read the book assuming that it was totally fiction, only to discover that it was based on a real person ! I also enjoyed reading of the different treatment of Jews in various parts of Europe in this time period, as it varied quite a lot.
Valerie
Dec 08, 2008 Valerie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Adults
This is an excellent novel based on the life of a man who attempted to make it possible for the Jews to return to their homeland. I never had even heard of this man and found his life fascinating!
Judy
An interesting historical fiction. The story revolving around the mission of David Ruebeni was well done. The author spent time researching this forgotten man of the Renaissance period.
Mohammed Aql
I think its not the best of Halter's books. I recommend it to those who have a very critical eye.
Lee Anne
Feb 05, 2012 Lee Anne rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
So complicated I quit reading at about page 75
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Marek Halter was born in Poland in 1936. During World War II, he and his parents narrowly escaped from the Warsaw ghetto. After a time in Russia and Uzbekistan, they emigrated to France in 1950. There Halter studied pantomime with Marcel Marceau and embarked on a career as a painter that led to several international exhibitions. In 1967, he founded the International Committee for a Negotiated Peac ...more
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