Diary of a Black Jewish Messiah: The Sixteenth-Century Journey of David Reubeni Through Africa, the Middle East, and Europe

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Price
$97.75
Publisher
Stanford University Press
Publish Date
Pages
212
Dimensions
6.1 X 9.1 X 0.8 inches | 0.95 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781503634428

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About the Author
Alan Verskin is Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of Rhode Island.
Reviews
"Alan Verskin has once again proven himself to be a master translator with this English rendering of the Hebrew diary of the semi-messianic figure, David Reubeni. Verskin is no less a master storyteller who vividly recreates the historical setting of Reubeni's activity in his detailed introduction, which is eminently scholarly yet fully accessible."--Norman A. Stillman, Executive Editor of Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World
"A fantastical tale of adventure, political intrigue, and apocalyptic expectation, David Reubeni's diary is surely one of the most fascinating pieces of Jewish writing from the age of exploration. Alan Verskin's elegant and eminently readable translation reveals the exploits of this self-declared messenger of a mythical Jewish kingdom as he pursues his unlikely quest to restore Jews to their ancient homeland."--Matthias B. Lehmann, author of The Baron