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SOURCES

OF

SPANISH-JEWISH HISTORY.

AN INQUIRY INTO THE SOURCES

OF THE

History of the Jews in Spain

BY

JOSEPH JACOBS

Corresponding Member of the Royal Academy of History, Madrid, and of the

American Jewish Historical Society, Washington.

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To

F. D. MOCATTA, Esq.

1

DEAR MR. MOCATTA,

At length I am enabled to place before you the results of

the mission which you were good enough to intrust to me more

years ago than I care to remember. The array of volumes of which

I have been guilty in the interim will, at least, convince you that

the cause of the delay has not been idleness.

Nor can I accuse myself of any want of diligence during the

time I was working in Spain. The volume you now have before you

is in the main the result of twenty-eight working days, and I

can never hope to put more work into the same space of time.

For

Alcalá, Barcelona, Madrid, and Pamplona I have managed to place

Jewish scholars outside Spain in a better position than if they had

lived in any of those cities before I started on my

els, and this

was the main object you had at heart. If similar lists could be

procured for Burgos, Leon, Valencia, Toledo, Seville, and Sara

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