Buy its paperback edition at lowest price online for rs 1265 at. Raquel the jewess of toledo a spanish ballad 9780615868998 by lion feuchtwanger. This spirit of war and adventure has not yet vanished. It further traces the peregrinations of that theme in literature across periods and national traditions. See all formats and editions hide other formats and editions. The story of how king alfonso viii fell in love with a jewess of toledo is a product of this codependence. The jewess of toledo by feuchtwanger, lion and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Raquel, the jewess of toledo by lion feuchtwanger alibris. Lion feuchtwangers majestic historical novel is set in turbulent spain of the napoleonic era. This is the basic constitutional question posed by the jewess of toledo. Feuchtwanger also wrote fascinating historical novels on goya the artist, benjamin franklin in france arms for america, and rousseau the philosopher.
A prominent figure in the literary world of weimar germany, he influenced contemporaries including playwright bertolt brecht. Raquel the jewess of toledo by lion feuchtwanger and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. He developed this idea in a radio interview shortly after publication. This article describes the book by lion feuchtwanger. The jewess of toledo, historical tragedy in five acts. Please read this book and hide your daughters from kings eyes or otherwise so much to your surprise in vanity pursuit and lack of humbling you will find your own family demise the most critical part of the plot is the conflict. Raquel, the jewess of toledo braille lion feuchtwanger. The jewess of toledo may perhaps be said to mark the climax of his productive activity. Its hero is the artist francisco goyaand his fabulous affair with gayetana, duchess of alba, is the bright central thread of its rich tapestry. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The germanjewish writer lion feuchtwanger 1884 munich 1958 pacific palisades began his long literary career as a dramatist and theatre critic but his.
The story focuses on the golden age of learning in medieval spain, and also describes the affair of alfonso viii with the jewish raquel in toledo. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. His coffers are near bankrupt, and he needs to restore prosperity to his suffering realm. The jewess of toledo opens in the year 1187 or thereabouts. Christianity, judaism, and islam are usually treated as autonomous religions, but in fact across the long course of their histories the three religions have developed in interaction with one another. Amazon price new from used from hardcover, 1956 please retry. The essential story is that alfonso falls in love with fermosa span. The jewess of toledo news newspapers books scholar jstor september 2016 learn how and when to remove this. Raquel, the jewess of toledo by lion feuchtwanger and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. This is actually the story of raquels father, the merchant ibraham of seville, who left seville to become one of the privy council of king alfonso viii, whose campaign against seville had been lost at great cost to the economy of.
Alfonso viii, the very christian king of castile, has just failed in his attempt to conquer seville, in the muslimcontrolled southern half of spain. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by project gutenberg. Start your 48hour free trial to unlock this the jewess of toledo study guide and get instant access to the. Translated from the german by ernst kaiser and eithne. It is an eminently modern drama of passion in classical. Jewess of toledojewess of toledo, the central figure in a legendary love affair of king alfonso viii of castile 11551214, which has furnished material for innumerable plays, poems, and novels in spanish and other languages.
Download the jewess of toledo study guide subscribe now. Princeton university library services are available online. Franz grillparzer 1791 1872 was an austrian dramatic poet. The introduction to this critical edition offers a new examination of the historical probability of the love affair of alfonso viii, king of castile, and a jewess. Librarything is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. Raquel the jewess of toledo a spanish ballad by lion. The old spanish chronicles and ballads which first tell of alfonso and the jewess, he writes in his afterword, believe naively and unquestioningly in the holiness of war. Powered by users, the librarything community, open library, geonames. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. Raquel was the daughter of yehuda, a wealthy, proud aristocrat, who had come from seville with his family to serve as alfonsos. Please visit our information page for libraryspecific updates and policies. This project enables the locationbased searching of books at local, regional and countrywide scales. An analysis of the vistula section of toledo, ohio, as it was in 1838, contrasted by a description of the same section 100 years later. Bloodlust, staging the early modern mediterranean cpls3454.
Buy raquel, the jewess of toledo first english language edition by leon feuchtwanger isbn. Alfonso viii, the very christian king of castile, has just failed in his attempt to conquer seville, in the muslimcontrolled southern half of raquel. For the play by franz grillparzer, see the jewess of toledo. The jewess of toledo is a play by franz grillparzer. Inspire a love of reading with prime book box for kids discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that delivers new books every 1.
Stories from berlin and new york by irene dische and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Esther, dramatic fragment, by franz grillparzer yarmouth port, mass the register press, 1953. The story of king alfonso viii of castiles affair with a jewess of toledo is perhaps the most famous medieval account of love between a christian and a jew. Buy raquel, the jewess of toledo by lion feuchtwanger online at alibris. Use the api for geographical book searches to find books set in a specific location or implement locally relevant book recommendations in your own projects. This is a haunting love story of alfonso viii, the christian king of castile, and raquel, the beautiful jewess of toledo, two lovers trapped by the bitterness and conflict of their times in a tragic alliance. Raquel, the jewess of toledo by lion feuchtwanger, 9780615868998, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. In neighboring faiths, david nirenberg examines how muslims, christians, and jews lived with and thought about each other during the middle ages and what the medieval past. Raquel the jewess of toledo by lion feuchtwanger 2 star. Written in 1851, it was first performed in prague in 1872, after grillparzers death. Published by germanjewish writer lion feuchtwanger on 1956. The spanish ballad raquel, the jewess of toledo goodreads. The king became passionately enamored with a jewess who was called by the name of fermosa, meaning the beautiful, and he forgot his.278 1291 912 728 1469 1565 153 40 1552 194 212 147 830 442 728 1004 633 27 789 357 50 52 842 1213 333 1045 691 834 1313 76 1659 416 1539 782 1048 401 1347 1227 207 795 855 1186 1430 630 1327 1176 652 704