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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
Physical
Description
   [1] p., 279:197 mm., light age staining, creased on folds, ink on paper, neat Italian script.
          
Detailed
Description
   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
Period
  
18th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Italy:    Checked
  
Subject
Other:    Eulogies
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
Letters:    Checked
  
Kind of Judaica