Debar śepatayim: an Ottoman historical chronicle from the Crimea (1683-1730)

David son of Eliʻezer Lekhno, Yaron Ben-Naeh (Editor), Dan Shapira (Editor), Aviezer Tutian (Editor)

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"The fifty years between 1680-1730 were one of the most fascinating in the history of Europe and in Ottoman history. A period of coalitions and wars, climate changes, and natural disasters took place. This previously unpublished chronicle contains valuable information in various fields. It was written in Semi-Biblical Hebrew by a Jewish rabbi residing in the Crimean Peninsula, and includes insights on the political upheavals in the Crimean Khanate and the Ottoman capital; the wars between the Ottomans and the Russians, which he vividly describes; Persia and the Caucasus; the fate of Jewish communities; epidemics and weather; and weapons and customs. The book, a historical mine that reads like a sweeping thriller, is now available in English for the first time"--
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBoston
PublisherAcademic Studies Press
Number of pages261
ISBN (Electronic)1644696177, 1644696185, 1644696193, 9781644696170
StatePublished - 2021

Bibliographical note

Translation of: Devar śefatayim.


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