First edition, first printing. Publisher's original burgundy cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. Illustrated with maps. A very near fine copy, the binding square and tight with a bump to the top right corner of the upper board, the contents are clean and throughout and free from previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the fine original dustwrapper that remains without loss or tears. Not price-clipped (£2 net to the front flap).
Published in the Littman Library of Jewish Civilization series. The book describes in detail the vicissitudes of Jewish life in the eastern Mediterranean area, showing how Jews were affected by the political, religious, and economic turmoil of the times. Professor Sharf offers a link between the better known history of the Jews of the Roman Empire and that of the Greek and Turkish communities of the 15th and 16th centuries.
Stock code: 19266