Author(s): Dr. Melih ERZEN

Kiraze a novel written by Solmaz Kamuran talk about Sephardi jews who were expelled from from Spain which was suffering and dramatic journey. In this novel, the difficulties faced by the emigrating jews were interestingly talked about by exapling the life of De Toledo and Nahmiyas families. The writer put forward aspects of life style in the Otoman and Eurpean territories in a period from 1492 to 1598. During this migration, Ottoman empire opened all the gates to the jews which was worth to pay attention. Because of the harms caused by the jews to the cristianity, the European countries did not want to live with the jews in their countries; whereas the Soltan Beyaz?t had invited the jews to the Ottoman territory and gave them great opurtunities at first. The novel with many different aspects of 16. century, is unique with its multiperspective aproach to the political understanding of both the Ottoman and the European countries. In turkish novel, Solmaz Kamuran is one of the pioner writers who are considered the migration of the Sephardi Jews.


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