Dying in the Law of Moses: Crypto-Jewish Martyrdom in the Iberian World

Dying in the Law of Moses: Crypto-Jewish Martyrdom in the Iberian World

by Miriam Bodian
     
 

ISBN-10: 0253348617

ISBN-13: 9780253348616

Pub. Date: 05/28/2007

Publisher: Indiana University Press

Miriam Bodian’s study of crypto-Jewish martyrdom in Iberian lands depicts a new type of martyr that emerged in the late 16th century—a defiant, educated judaizing martyr who engaged in disputes with inquisitors. By examining closely the Inquisition dossiers of four men who were tried in the Iberian peninsula or Spanish America and who developed judaizing

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Miriam Bodian’s study of crypto-Jewish martyrdom in Iberian lands depicts a new type of martyr that emerged in the late 16th century—a defiant, educated judaizing martyr who engaged in disputes with inquisitors. By examining closely the Inquisition dossiers of four men who were tried in the Iberian peninsula or Spanish America and who developed judaizing theologies that drew from currents of Reformation thinking that emphasized the authority of Scripture and the religious autonomy of individual interpreters of Scripture, Miriam Bodian reveals unexpected connections between Reformation thought and historic crypto-Judaism. The complex personalities of the martyrs, acting in response to psychic and situational pressures, emerge vividly from this absorbing book.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253348616
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2007
Series:
Modern Jewish Experience Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Maps
Preface
Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations

1. The Historical Setting
2. The Dogmatista Crypto-Jewish Martyrs
3. A Conquistador's Nephew in New Spain
4. A Monk of Castanheira
5. A Converso Surgeon in the Viceroyalty of Peru
6. A Hebrew Scholar at the University of Salamanca
7. Echoes in the Portuguese-Jewish Diaspora

Appendix A: Commemoration of Individual Martyrs in the Literature of the Portuguese-Jewish Diaspora, to 1683
Appendix B: Summary of Luis Carvajal's Nine Reasons for Adhering to the Law of Moses, Audience of February 15, 1595, PLC, 235-238
Glossary
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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