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Have you read "The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon"? The flagellants and mass pogroms in 1500 Portugal are the setting for a murder mystery. It's written by a medievalist and it is *gorgeous* and equally *horrifying*. The protagonist is a young, unmarried Jewish mystic and the prose is just gorgeous.

Posted by Nahed Sarvy at June 4, 2008 11:25 AM