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The Portuguese Experience

Renee Levine Melammed

in A Question of Identity: Iberian Conversos in Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195170719
eISBN:
9780199835416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195170717.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The small Jewish community of Portugal was rapidly vastly outnumbered by the incoming Spanish exiles who crossed their borders in 1492. In 1497, the king decided not to expel the Jews in his land, ... More


Introduction

Renee Levine Melammed

in A Question of Identity: Iberian Conversos in Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195170719
eISBN:
9780199835416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195170717.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Spanish Jewry was adept at adapting over the centuries to the changes in rule, from Visigoth to Muslim and finally to the Catholic reconquest. Nevertheless, the riots of 1391 and the forced ... More


Introduction The Judaizing Heresy, the Inquisition, and the Conversas

Renée Levine Melammed

in Heretics or Daughters of Israel?: The Crypto-Jewish Women of Castile

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151671
eISBN:
9780199849215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151671.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The demise of Spanish Jewry actually began in 1391 and this chapter details events aroubd the upheavals of the Jews and the crypto-Jews of Spain. The motives of the rioters of 1391 were not as ... More


The Solomon bar Simson Chronicle: The Trier and Cologne Units

Robert Chazan

in God, Humanity, and History: The Hebrew First Crusade Narratives

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520221277
eISBN:
9780520923959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520221277.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter provides a third and final discussion on the Solomon bar Simson Chronicle, in which it analyzes the objectives and characteristics of two independent units: the reports on events in ... More


Hidden Heritage: The Legacy of the Crypto-Jews

Janet Liebman Jacobs

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520233461
eISBN:
9780520936614
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233461.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The beginnings of Sephardic crypto-Judaism are found in fourteenth-century Spain when, as a result of social and political changes, attacks against the centuries-old Spanish-Jewish community became ... More


Forced conversion during the First Crusade

Simha Goldin and Jonathan Chipman

in Apostasy and Jewish identity in high Middle Ages Northern Europe: 'Are you still my brother?'

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719095771
eISBN:
9781781707852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095771.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter will describe the attitude to converts to Christianity during the First Crusade when conversion was forced on the Jews by the Crusaders and when the threat of death was very real should ... More


Women and the Persistence of Culture: Ritual, Custom, and the Recovery of Sephardic Ancestry

Janet Liebman Jacobs

in Hidden Heritage: The Legacy of the Crypto-Jews

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520233461
eISBN:
9780520936614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233461.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the role that crypto-Jewish women played in the maintenance of Jewish-origin beliefs and customs over time, beginning with a review of historical data on role of medieval women ... More


The Beginnings of Crypto-Islam in the Iberian Peninsula

in Muslims in Spain, 1500 to 1614

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226319636
eISBN:
9780226319650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226319650.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The first Muslims arrived in the Iberian Peninsula in 711; the mass expulsion of all Muslims was decreed and carried out in the period 1609–14, nine centuries later. In this great final displacement ... More


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