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The woman who defied kings

AndreМЃe Aelion Brooks

The woman who defied kings

the life and times of Doña Gracia Nasi - a Jewish leader during the Renaissance

by AndreМЃe Aelion Brooks

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Published by Paragon House, Roundhouse in New York, Northam .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nasi, Gracia, -- ca. 1510-1569.,
  • Jewish women -- Europe -- Biography.,
  • Jews -- Mediterranean Region -- Biography.,
  • Marranos -- Mediterranean Region -- Biography.,
  • Sephardim -- Mediterranean Region -- Biography.,
  • Jewish women -- Mediterranean Region -- Biography.,
  • Jews in public life -- Mediterranean Region -- Biography.,
  • Women bankers -- Mediterranean Region -- Biography.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementAndrée Aelion Brooks.
    GenreBiography.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxiv, 596 p. :
    Number of Pages596
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22372894M
    ISBN 101557788294
    OCLC/WorldCa59357956

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