JEWISH PEOPLE ALWAYS ON THE MOVE: JEWISH TRAVELERS IN THE MIDDLE AGES; pp. 125–135Full article in PDF format | https://doi.org/10.3176/tr.2018.2.02
The essential starting point of this study has to do mostly with movements of people in Medieval times throughout the world, but paying special attention to the particular way Jews moved from one place to another in those times. Its main purpose is to understand why they dared such dangerous travels, even risking their lives, suffering most of the times really painful conditions; or, to put it in another way, which were the motivations that impelled them to set out on a travel of that kind. My tentative contention is that, reflecting on how they moved about in medieval times, and for which specific reasons they did so; we may understand better some of the features that made Jews identifiable throughout history.
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