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Heretics or Daughters of Israel?

The Crypto-Jewish Women of Castile

Heretics or Daughters of Israel?( )
Author: Melammed, Renée Levine
ISBN:978-0-19-509580-7
Publication Date:May 1999
Publisher:Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $160.00
Book Description:

The Spanish "conversos" were Jews who converted to Christianity both before and after the expulsion of 1492, many clandestinely maintaining ties to Judaism despite outward conformity to Catholicism. Through the lens of the Inquisition's own records, this ground-breaking study focuses on the crypto-Jewish women of Castile, demonstrating their central role in the perpetuation of crypto-Jewish society in the absence of any traditional male leaders. Renée Melammedshows how many "conversas"...
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Book Details
Pages:264
Detailed Subjects: History / Jewish
Religion / Messianic Judaism
History / Europe / Spain & Portugal
Social Science / Women's Studies
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.3 x 9.3 x 1.3 Inches
Book Weight:1.25 Pounds



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