1492: The Life and Times of Juan Cabezon of Castile

By: Homero Aridjis

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Jacket/ Cover has some wear, protected in mylar Book Condition-Near fine/Very good ++ Boards are orange In Color with gold Print on spine.. Boards have some light Wear- edge wear, light Bumping to spine Pages are clean and well kept. **ADDITIONAL SHIPPING MAY APPLY TO INTERNATIONAL ORDERS** **LARGER BOOKS MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING** About the book: A best seller in Latin America in the 1980s, this novel of life in fifteenth-century Spain depicts a world in which both the Moors and the Jews are under attack. This is the formative period of the phenomenon known today as Crypto-Judaism, and Aridjiss widely praised book, now available for the first time in an American paperback edition, will find a broad audience among readers fascinated by this aspect of Jewish history. In 1492, the Catholic rulers, Ferdinand and Isabella, expelled the Jews from Spain. In Homero Aridjis novel, the great saga of the expulsion comes to life with both historical and poetic resonance. A great Mexican poet, Aridjis embraces history and fiction with the warmth and insight of the lyrical vision.Carlos Fuentes In this highly readable novel which deals with a special and painful chapter in history, Homero Aridjis combines erudition, sensitivity and poetic imagination. I recommend it warmly.Elie Wiesel A novel of literary subtlety and sensibility. Few contemporary writers have captured so profoundly and with such style this era marked by three essential events: the establishment of the Catholic sovereigns, the expulsion of the Jews from Spain, and the discovery of America.El PaĆ­s (Madrid) Among worldwide bestsellers, 1492 is the most similar to Umberto Ecos The Name of the Rose; both are concerned with the trials of heretics and the violence employed against the dissident. Aridjis gives an encyclopedic vision of catastrophic times.La Jornada (Mexico City)

Title: 1492: The Life and Times of Juan Cabezon of Castile

Author Name: Homero Aridjis

Categories: Biography & Autobiography,

Publisher: Andre Deutsch Ltd: 1991

ISBN Number: 0233987274

ISBN Number 13: 9780233987279

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Book

lbs: 1.08 lbs

Seller ID: 003676

Keywords: biography