To the End of the Earth: A History of the Crypto-Jews of New Mexico

To the End of the Earth: A History of the Crypto-Jews of New Mexico

by Stanley M. Hordes
     
 

Stanley M. Hordes explores the remarkable story of crypto-Jews and the tenuous preservation of Jewish rituals and traditions in Mexico and New Mexico over the past five hundred years. He follows the crypto-Jews from their origins in medieval Spain and Portugal to their efforts to escape persecution by migrating to the New World and settling in the far reaches of

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Stanley M. Hordes explores the remarkable story of crypto-Jews and the tenuous preservation of Jewish rituals and traditions in Mexico and New Mexico over the past five hundred years. He follows the crypto-Jews from their origins in medieval Spain and Portugal to their efforts to escape persecution by migrating to the New World and settling in the far reaches of the northern Mexican frontier. Drawing on individual biographies, family histories, Inquisition records, letters, and other primary sources, Hordes provides a richly detailed account of the economic, social, and religious lives of crypto-Jews during the colonial period and after the annexation of New Mexico by the United States in 1846. He concludes with a discussion of the reemergence of crypto-Jewish culture and the reclamation of Jewish ancestry within the Hispano community.

Columbia University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231129374
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
04/01/2008
Pages:
376
Sales rank:
907,589
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Table of Contents Foreword 1 The origins of crypto-Judaism on the Iberian Peninsula, 200 B.C.E.-1492 132 The crypto-Jewish experience in New Spain, 1521-1649 303 The origins of the first crypto-Jewish settlement in New Mexico : Luis de Carvajal and the failed colony of Gaspar Castano de Sosa, 1579-1591 724 Juan de Onate and the participation of crypto-Jews in the first permanent colony in New Mexico, 1595-1607 1045 Franciscans, the Inquisition, and secret Judaism in New Mexico, 1610-1680 1336 The role of crypto-Jews in the life of the New Mexico colony, 1680-1846 1777 Adjustments to Anglo-American society, 1846-1950 2158 Vestiges of crypto-Judaism in New Mexico at the turn of the twenty-first century 243App Pemphigus Vulgaris among Hispanos in New Mexico and its possible connection with crypto-Jewish populations 289

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