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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


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780253348616
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 05/28/2007
Series: Modern Jewish Experience Series
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.02(d)

About the Author

Miriam Bodian is Professor of Jewish History in the Graduate School of Jewish Studies at Touro College. Her book Hebrews of the Portuguese Nation: Conversos and Community in Early Modern Amsterdam (IUP, 1998) received a National Jewish Book Award for History and a Koret Prize for History.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Maps
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

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