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After Expulsion: 1492 and the Making of Sephardic Jewry

Jonathan S. Ray

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814729113
eISBN:
9780814729120
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814729113.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

On August 3, 1492, the same day that Columbus set sail from Spain, the long and glorious history of that nation's Jewish community officially came to a close. The expulsion of Europe's last major ... More


Jewish Life in Amsterdam and the Formation of the Western Sephardi Diaspora 1579–1700

Jane S. Gerber

in Cities of Splendour in the Shaping of Sephardi History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781904113300
eISBN:
9781800343276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113300.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter illustrates a twofold journey of Conversos, a physical trek northward to freedom and a spiritual journey to the practice of Judaism, throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. ... More


The Anxiety of Sameness In Early Modern Spain

Christina H. Lee

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784991203
eISBN:
9781526104021
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991203.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book explores the Spanish elite’s fixation on social and racial “passing” and “passers” as represented in a wide range of texts produced in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It examines ... More


Spotting Converso blood in official and unofficial discourses

Christina H. Lee

in The Anxiety of Sameness In Early Modern Spain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784991203
eISBN:
9781526104021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991203.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

In “Chapter Three,” Lee studies texts that convey the notion that if armed with knowledge about the distinguishing features of Conversos, Old Christians could become proficient at identifying even ... More


The unmasking of Conversos in popular and literary texts

Christina H. Lee

in The Anxiety of Sameness In Early Modern Spain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784991203
eISBN:
9781526104021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991203.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

In “Chapter Four,” Lee analyzes popular songs, anecdotes, aphorisms, and jokes that were invested in perpetuating the image of Conversos as essentially greedy, non-pork-eating Jews. She examines the ... More


Introduction

Christina H. Lee

in The Anxiety of Sameness In Early Modern Spain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784991203
eISBN:
9781526104021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991203.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

In the “Introduction,” Lee provides the theoretical framework of her book, which is founded on the notion that all textual production—literary and documentary—are valid in understanding the early ... More


Setting the Scene

Tirtsah Levie Bernfeld

in Poverty and Welfare Among the Portuguese Jews in Early Modern Amsterdam

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113577
eISBN:
9781800340435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113577.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter provides a background of the arrival of the Portuguese Jews in Amsterdam in the 1850s and how they created out of nothing a Jewish community that quickly became renowned across the ... More


Does Gender Matter?: Locating Women in European Jewish History

Paula E. Hyman

in Rethinking European Jewish History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113560
eISBN:
9781800342651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113560.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter probes the significant contributions to the understanding of the past, which postmodern criticism that has attributed vital importance to women as a historical subject and to gender as a ... More


Jewish Cultural History in Early Modern Europe: An Agenda for Future Study

David B. Ruderman

in Rethinking European Jewish History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113560
eISBN:
9781800342651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113560.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the innovative call of Jonathan Israel to recognize an 'early modern age' in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century European Jewish history. It provides a useful survey of the ... More


Spanish ‘Judaism’ and ‘Christianity’ in an Age of Mass Conversion

David Nirenberg

in Rethinking European Jewish History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113560
eISBN:
9781800342651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113560.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter proposes to enrich a 'genealogical' approach to determine the religious identity in fifteenth-century Spain that had a 'dialogical' perspective and accompanied the traumatic events of ... More


The Social Context of Apostasy among Fifteenth-Century Spanish Jewry: The Dynamics of a New Religious Borderland

Ram Ben-Shalom

in Rethinking European Jewish History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113560
eISBN:
9781800342651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113560.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter seeks to ground individual expressions of the new rhetoric in concrete details of the social context of apostasy that spawned it. It discusses how Jews and the Conversos engaged in the ... More


Figures of Thought and Figures of Flesh

David Nirenberg

in Neighboring Faiths: Christianity, Islam, and Judaism in the Middle Ages and Today

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226168937
eISBN:
9780226169095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226169095.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

“Judaism” was not only a religion practiced by living adherents but also a basic epistemological and ontological category in the thought of non-Jews. This chapter focuses on the interaction between ... More


Two Exile in Sepharad: The Mezuzah in the Madonna's Foot and Memorias judías

Tabea Alexa Linhard

in Jewish Spain: A Mediterranean Memory

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780804787390
eISBN:
9780804791885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804787390.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Chapter 2 examines the symbolic uses of the past in narratives of Jewish exiles in Spain during World War II and focuses on Trudi Alexy's memoir of surviving the Holocaust in Spain, The Mezuzah in ... More


Mediterranean Exemplarities: The Case of Medieval Iberia

David Nirenberg

in Iberian Modalities: A Relational Approach to the Study of Culture in the Iberian Peninsula

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318337
eISBN:
9781846317880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318337.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

As inter-religious conflict moves to the front of our geo-political consciousness, the Mediterranean draws increasing attention from those interested in the history of that conflict. This interest is ... More


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