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Revista da Faculdade de Letras : História
O desterro de Portugal na historiografia de Imanuel Aboab
AbstractImanuel Aboab (1555-1628) was born in the city of Oporto and is a true prototype of the Sephardi people: an errant life throughout the main European cities of the Diaspora, to finally die in Jerusalem. The main aim of his work "Nomologia" is the defence of the authority of Jewish tradition and of oral law. Although complementary, written law depends on oral law, given that the latter has a dynamic base, while the fundaments of written law are static. Concurrently, he sought to bring closer together converted Jews and declared Judaism and combats the heterodox tendencies manifested among them. Throughout his historiography, we are able to understand much of the vicissitudes related with his exile from Portugal. Worthy of note is his historiographic sense of permanent continuity based on the Jewish tradition, which links the medieval Jewish wise men with those contemporary of Aboab.
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