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A Hebrew Source on the Mongol Incursion into Eretz Israel and Jerusalem in 1299 / עדות עברית על כניסת המונגולים לארץ-ישראל ולירושלים בשנת 1299

ישראל חזני and I. Hazani
Zion / ציון
Vol. מז‎, חוברת ג‎ (תשמ"ב / 1982), pp. 343-346
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/23557402
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A Hebrew Source on the Mongol Incursion into Eretz Israel and Jerusalem in 1299 / עדות עברית על כניסת המונגולים לארץ-ישראל ולירושלים בשנת 1299
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Abstract

The author discusses the contents of a source published some time ago — the writings of R. Nissim of Marseille — and points out the importance of this material as a source for describing the 'Tatar' incursion into Eretz Israel in the thirteenth century. The source confirms information found in non-Hebrew texts establishing the occurrence of such an invasion in 1299. Furthermore, it reflects the temporary nature of this conquest, and conforms to the picture of a desolate land at the time, a description that emerges from other Jewish commentators as well. Of particular importance is the testimony regarding the 'Tatar' incursion into Jerusalem in the same year.

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