The Duke of Naxos of the House of Nasi

by Cecil Roth


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Joseph Nasi, Duke of Naxos, Lord of Tiberias was a converso, knighted by Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, and was a court advisor to Suleiman the Magnificent. He led an astonishing life as a statesman, financier and philanthropist in 16th century Europe. He moved from Antwerp to Paris, to Naples, To Rome and from there to Constantinople where he reembraced Judaism. His character flaws prevented him from establishing Jews in Palestine, 300 years before they eventually settled there. Illustrated with geneaogical tree. Philadelphia, PA, 1992 Jewish Publication Society Reprint, 5&1/2 x 8, 250 Pgs., PB.

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