The Chronicles of Rabbi Joseph Ben Joshua Ben Meir, The Sphardi
BIALLOBLOTZKY, C. H. F. (trans.)
Rabbi Joseph was an historian and physician of the 16th century. His "Chronicles" is a history of the world which he portrays as a conflict between Asia and Europe, between Islam and Christianity, the protagonist for Islam being the Turkish empire, and for Christianity, France. With these two groups he connects European history, beginning with the downfall of the Roman empire. He also includes narratives of persecutions of Jews during the first and second crusades, copied from eye-witness reports available to him in manuscript.
Publisher: Published for the Oriental Translation Fund of Great Britain and Ireland by Richard Bentley
Edition: First Edition
Date Published: 1835
Place Published: London
Condition: Good +
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: 2 vols.: xx, 440; 528 p. 22 cm. Blue cloth hardcovers wrapped in mylar (removed for photo). Marbled text block edges. Faded spines, light edge wear. Volume two cracked at pp. 210-211. Pages browning. Bookplates on front pastedowns. Ink inscriptions on a front page in both volumes.