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Bidding Information
Lot #    9431
Auction End Date    2/15/2005 2:10:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Eulogy in prose on R. Reuven Yahya of Lugo
Title (Hebrew)    הספד על ה'ר ראובן יחייא אב'ד לוגו
Author    [Ms.]
City    [Italy]
Publication Date    18th cent.
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [1] p., 279:197 mm., light age staining, creased on folds, ink on paper, neat Italian script.
   An eight stanza eulogy on the rabbi of Lugo, Italy. The first record of a Jewish settlement in Lugo is a tombstone inscription of 1285. The rule of the House of Este (1437–1598) and the famous fairs of Lugo made the community prosperous. After Lugo came under direct papal rule in 1598, conditions deteriorated. A decree of 1639 concentrated the Jews of the former duchy of Ferrara in three ghettos, one of which was at Lugo; 600 Jews, some from neighboring towns, were confined there. By 1703 this number had been reduced to 54 families.
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Listing Classification
18th Century:    Checked
Italy:    Checked
Other:    Eulogies
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Letters:    Checked
Kind of Judaica