A Social and Religious History of the Jews: Late Middle Ages and the era of European expansion, 1200-1650
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Autores: Baron, Salo Wittmayer, 1895-. Bibliography included in "Notes", at end of each vol. Contents.- V-1-2. Ancient times. Pie de Imprenta: New York. ...
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Baron, sw A Social and Religious History of the Jews. Phila.: JPS, 1952. 18 vols. + 2 indexes. Ancient-era to European expansion. Scholarly, detailed. ...