Cryptojudaism and the Spanish Inquisition by Michael Alpert, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Cryptojudaism and the Spanish Inquisition

Cryptojudaism and the Spanish Inquisition

by Michael Alpert
     
 
Cyrptojudaism and the Spanish Inquisition explores Spanish secret Judaism and the Inquisition, which strove to uproot the "Judaizing heresy" among baptized Jews and their descendants. Even in the 18th-century, Cryptojudaism was still prevalent, but the Inquisition finally triumphed. This book describes the private lives of the cyrpto-Jew, as revealed in their

Overview

Cyrptojudaism and the Spanish Inquisition explores Spanish secret Judaism and the Inquisition, which strove to uproot the "Judaizing heresy" among baptized Jews and their descendants. Even in the 18th-century, Cryptojudaism was still prevalent, but the Inquisition finally triumphed. This book describes the private lives of the cyrpto-Jew, as revealed in their confessions, together with their fate in prison and at the auto defeat at which they abjured their Judaism and were reconciled to the Church or, if not, burnt at the stake.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Using mainly inquisitorial trial documents, Alpert (modern and contemporary history of Spain, U. of Westminster) throws light on the structures of crypto-Jewish life in Spain during the 17th and 18th centuries. He also looks at the origin of the phenomenon of Spanish people who were baptized Catholics secretly practicing Judaism, and what it meant for the Spanish Church, the Spaniard in the street, and Jews leading open Jewish lives in other countries. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333917916
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
05/28/2001
Pages:
258
Product dimensions:
5.86(w) x 8.86(h) x 0.83(d)
Lexile:
1510L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

Michael Alpert is Professor of Modern and Contemporary History of Spain, University of Westminster.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >