The Expulsion from Spain, 1492 CE assignment

The Expulsion from Spain, 1492 CE assignment - Many of the...

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Myers Elliotte Humanities 1124 The Expulsion from Spain, 1492 CE 1) Why was the Jewish community expelled from Spain in 1492? How had a plan to avoid expulsion been upset? The Jews were kicked out partly because of greed but mainly because they were not Christians and the Queen did not like them. They were initially going to be allowed to say in the country if they paid a large sum of money. The Prior of Santa Cruz foiled that plan though when he went to the Queen and King and made a reference about Judas and how he sold out Christ and compared the plan to avoid expulsion to that. 2) What happened to the Jews who were forced to leave Spain? Where did they go? Who welcomed their arrival, and why were they welcomed in some places?
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Unformatted text preview: Many of the Jews that left starved to death or were eaten by bears or lions. The ones that went to Portugal were made slaves after 6 months. The King of Portugal banished a lot of children to an island where they all died. Many went to Genoa where they were robbed and children were taken from their mothers. Some went to Northern Africa but then came back to Spain and converted to Christianity and some stayed in Northern Africa. The king of Naples welcomed their arrival and provided many of them food and money. They were also welcomed in Turkey where the King lent them money and estates. He was very fond of them because they were artisans and could make munitions for the war against Christian Europe....
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