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Writing the Divided Self: Convert Autobiography

Elisheva Carlebach

in Divided Souls: Converts from Judaism in Germany, 1500-1750

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300084108
eISBN:
9780300133066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300084108.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter looks at conversion narratives, which are shown to have played a prominent role along with the other elements of successful conversions in various traditions. It first looks at the ... More


Jewish Converts in Nineteenth-Century Warsaw

Todd M. Endelman

in Broadening Jewish History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113010
eISBN:
9781800342606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113010.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter recounts 445,000 Jews who crowded into the Warsaw ghetto in which 2,000 Christians were of Jewish origin. It describes how Jewish converts enjoyed de facto a privileged social position ... More


Resolution

Adam Teller

in Rescue the Surviving Souls: The Great Jewish Refugee Crisis of the Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691161747
eISBN:
9780691199863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161747.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter assesses how the Polish–Lithuanian Jewry found some way of dealing with the refugee issue. The best solutions seem to have been found on the local level. In individual communities, ... More


Representation and Rivalry: Jewish Converts and Christian Hebraists

Elisheva Carlebach

in Divided Souls: Converts from Judaism in Germany, 1500-1750

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300084108
eISBN:
9780300133066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300084108.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter introduces the Christian Hebraists, who focused on the study of the Jewish and Hebrew religion. It first discusses the public's increasing interest in the “secret” life of the Jews and ... More


The Turning Point: The Sixteenth Century

Elisheva Carlebach

in Divided Souls: Converts from Judaism in Germany, 1500-1750

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300084108
eISBN:
9780300133066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300084108.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on the moment in the Jews' history when they were given new spheres of activity and roles by three notable innovators. Victor von Carben, Antonius Margaritha, and Johannes ... More


Accommodating “Others”: Tolerance and Coercion in Medieval Islam

in Jews, Christians, and the Abode of Islam: Modern Scholarship, Medieval Realities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226471075
eISBN:
9780226471099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226471099.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter describes the concept of “tolerance” in discussing medieval Islam. Jewish-Christian relations in the medieval West varied from time to time and from region to region. Medieval Muslims ... More


Introduction

Rachel Manekin

in The Rebellion of the Daughters: Jewish Women Runaways in Habsburg Galicia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691194936
eISBN:
9780691207094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691194936.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on Western Galicia, specifically Kraków, as the main arena in which the stories of the thirty Galician Jewish minor girls that ran away took place. It describes that the majority ... More


The Lost Crown of Synagoga: Converts from Judaism in Medieval Christendom

Elisheva Carlebach

in Divided Souls: Converts from Judaism in Germany, 1500-1750

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300084108
eISBN:
9780300133066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300084108.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the obsession of medieval Christianity with gathering Jewish converts. It states that despite being frequently asked to convert by well-intentioned missionaries and the elite ... More


Introduction

Timothy Oelman, Timothy Oelman, and Timothy Oelman (eds)

in Marrano Poets of the Seventeenth Century: An Anthology of the Poetry of Joao Pinto Delgado, Antonio Enriquez Gomez and Miguel De Barrios

Published in print:
1982
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100479
eISBN:
9781800340534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100479.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This introductory chapter traces the origins of the Marranos, the crypto-Jews of the Iberian Peninsula. The history of the Marranos begins in 1391 with the forcible conversion of the Jews in Seville ... More


A New Dawn?: Re-evaluating the Jews at the Start of the Reformation Era

Kenneth Austin

in The Jews and the Reformation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300186291
eISBN:
9780300187021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300186291.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on the first waves of reform in the earliest decades of the sixteenth century in both the Catholic and Protestant realms. It addresses the issues associated with having large ... More


Marrano Poets of the Seventeenth Century: An Anthology of the Poetry of Joao Pinto Delgado, Antonio Enriquez Gomez and Miguel De Barrios

Timothy Oelman (ed.)

Published in print:
1982
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100479
eISBN:
9781800340534
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100479.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The story of the Marranos (the Jewish converts to Christianity in Spain and Portugal) has long been a source of fascination for Jews interested in their heritage and for all those concerned with the ... More


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