A Social and Religious History of the Jews: Late Middle Ages and the era of European expansion, 1200-1650

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Columbia University Press, 1983 - History - 620 pages
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p. 596 note 18 (referring to p. 378-9) Jewish disputations with Christians in Abyssinia (Ethiopia), including in the time of Patriarch Afonso Mendez (Alphonso Mendes)
This is Aescoly's summary of
the beliefs of the Falashas regarding the Messiah as summarized from d'abbadie's journals http://www.persee.fr/web/revues/home/prescript/article/cea_0008-0055_1961_num_2_5_2963
This is the disputation in Abyssinia:
https://archive.org/stream/rerumaethiopica00beccgoog#page/n480/mode/2up (p. 403-404 has summaries of chapters XII and XIII)
(Intro: pp. xlvii-xlviii) "Vocabula certe latina sunt, at saepe numero vel obsoleta, vel minus a latinis scriptoribus usitata. Saepe implexus et dum brevitati studet obscurus, et quod magis mireris brevitati aliquando coniuncta prolixitas, ut potissimum videre est in concionibus, in epistolis et in disputationibus, quas cum haereticis habuit et in ea praesertim qua errores cuiusdam Iudaei refutavit (2).
(2) Suspicor disputationem istam ab ipsomet Patriarcha habitam olim in Lustitania fuisse cum alio Iudaeo et scripto consignatam secum inter cetera sua scripta in Aethiopiam attulisse, tum quia nihil in ea invenitur quod ad Iudaeos aethiopicos (Falaxas) referri potest, tum quia semel et iterum nomen Iudaei Salomon, quocum disputabat, in aliud nomen immutatur. Haec disputatio longissima legitur lib. II, capp. XII et XIII, Rerum Aethiopicarum, VIII, pp. 231-255."
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Contents

OTTOMAN EMPIRE
3
THE FIRST FIVE CENTURIES
7
II MEHMED THE CONQUEROR BAYEZID II
43
INCIPIENT STAGNATION
122
RELIGIOUS CONTROLS AND DISSENSIONS
161
SOCIOECONOMIC TRANSFORMATIONS
182
PERSIAIRAN
296
LAWS HOMILIES AND THE BIBLE
334
ON ISLAMS PERIPHERY
363
ABBREVIATIONS
439
INDEX TO VOLUMES IVIII
514
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