History of Portuguese Jews: Medieval Period – From Sefarad to the Exile with Tiago Neiva

History of Portuguese Jews: Medieval Period – From Sefarad to the Exile with Tiago Neiva


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Trace Portugal’s Jewish history over centuries with a local Portuguese expert, from the settlement of Sephardic Jews to the expulsion of Jews from Portugal.
In this conversation, we will discuss the history of Jews in Portugal, a compelling and fascinating story spanning nearly 1000 years of history. We’ll begin by discussing the first arrival of Jews in Portugal with the settlement of Sephardic Jews. We’ll focus on the narrative of these earlier years and the historical narrative from the 12th to 16th centuries. We’ll concentrate on their cultural, economic, and social dimensions during this first section of our conversation.
We’ll move onto discussing Jewish Communities and Judiarias (Jewish quarters), using Medieval Lisbon as a first-hand example to demonstrate this particular topic. We’ll conclude our online conversation by learning about the tragedies of the Iberian kingdoms, with a focus in Portugal. We’ll learn about pogroms, expulsions, and even forced conversions into Christianity. We’ll finish with learning about the legacy of this important community in contemporary Lisbon today.
This seminar leaves you with a profound understanding of what it was, and is, to be Jewish in Portugal. There is time at the end to ask further questions on the subject.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

Customer Reviews

Based on 34 reviews
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d. (Chicago, US)
Another Great Seminar by Tiago

Tiago does a great job w his seminars. He brings so much detail in history and culture but in a way that is not overwhelming.

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C. (Bainbridge Island, US)
Portugal: A Jewish History

Mr. Tiago Nieve was so animated and genuinely excited to share the rarely acknowledged long and important history of Jewish culture and industry in Lisbon and beyond, I was drawn by his manner of expression and knowledge. As an American traveler, I’ve been to Portugal three times, but this part of history was never referred to. I knew it was there, bht didn’t know where to look…I do now. I’m grateful for newly learned facts, perspective, and knowledge.

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Cima K. (Lawrence, US)
Fascinating history lesson

I have spent time on my own informally researching the history of the Jews in Portugal. I still learned a tremendous amount of information from this lecture and look forward to the 2nd installment.

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A.G. (Peconic, US)
History of Portuguese Jews: Medieval Period – From Sefarad to the Exile with Tiago Neiva

Again, another wonderful experience from Professor Neiva!!!! Just brilliant!!!!

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Celia McAuliffe (Toronto, CA)
Exceptional speaker

A concise and interesting presentation of the subject, with outstanding visual material. Tiago Neiva's talk is smooth and enthusiastic (no hesitations, ums or ahs) -- you feel like he is talking with you rather than dry lecturing. He piqued my interest to learn more on the subject, especially interesting to me as my paternal ancestry is of Sephardic origins, via Portugal. Neiva is an engaging speaker with good knowledge of his subject, entertaining and informative.

Customer Reviews

Based on 34 reviews
74%
(25)
12%
(4)
9%
(3)
3%
(1)
3%
(1)
d
d. (Chicago, US)
Another Great Seminar by Tiago

Tiago does a great job w his seminars. He brings so much detail in history and culture but in a way that is not overwhelming.

C
C. (Bainbridge Island, US)
Portugal: A Jewish History

Mr. Tiago Nieve was so animated and genuinely excited to share the rarely acknowledged long and important history of Jewish culture and industry in Lisbon and beyond, I was drawn by his manner of expression and knowledge. As an American traveler, I’ve been to Portugal three times, but this part of history was never referred to. I knew it was there, bht didn’t know where to look…I do now. I’m grateful for newly learned facts, perspective, and knowledge.

C
Cima K. (Lawrence, US)
Fascinating history lesson

I have spent time on my own informally researching the history of the Jews in Portugal. I still learned a tremendous amount of information from this lecture and look forward to the 2nd installment.

A
A.G. (Peconic, US)
History of Portuguese Jews: Medieval Period – From Sefarad to the Exile with Tiago Neiva

Again, another wonderful experience from Professor Neiva!!!! Just brilliant!!!!

C
Celia McAuliffe (Toronto, CA)
Exceptional speaker

A concise and interesting presentation of the subject, with outstanding visual material. Tiago Neiva's talk is smooth and enthusiastic (no hesitations, ums or ahs) -- you feel like he is talking with you rather than dry lecturing. He piqued my interest to learn more on the subject, especially interesting to me as my paternal ancestry is of Sephardic origins, via Portugal. Neiva is an engaging speaker with good knowledge of his subject, entertaining and informative.