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Defining "Conversos" in Fifteenth-Century Castile: The Making of a Controversial Category.

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): Speculum. Jul2022, Vol. 97 Issue 3, p609-648. 40p.

Abstract: This article recovers a fifteenth-century debate over the meaning of the category "conversos." Departing from the standard account, in which "conversos" is seen as a neutral category designating Jewish ancestry, we demonstrate that in fifteenth-century...

Aunque sois de su tierra: carta de Hernando del Pulgar al cardenal Mendoza. (Spanish)

Publication Type: Periodical

Source(s): RILCE. Revista de Filología Hispánica; 2023, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p143-163, 21p

Abstract: Copyright of RILCE. Revista de Filología Hispánica is the property of Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Navarra, S.A. and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's exp...

Host Desecration, Conversos, and "Philosemitism": Father António Vieira's Sermons at Santa Engrácia.

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): Jewish Quarterly Review. Winter2022, Vol. 112 Issue 1, p1-31. 31p.

Abstract: This article analyzes three sermons given by António Vieira in the church of Santa Engrácia (Lisbon) during the commemoration ceremonies for a host desecration allegedly perpetuated by a Converso in 1630. How could an ardent advocate of the New Christi...


Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): Studia Histórica: Historia Moderna. 2016, Vol. 38 Issue 2, p467-502. 36p.

Abstract: Durante unos cuatrocientos años, la correspondencia entre los judíos de España y los de Constantinopla ha ocupado un importante lugar dentro de la tradición antijudía europea. Los autores antijudíos la han usado durante todo ese tiempo como prueba de l...

A Jesuit Utopian Project on Behalf of the Conversos: Fernando de Valdés and the Statutes of Purity of Blood (1632).

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): Journal of Jesuit Studies. 2021, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p214-232. 19p.

Abstract: In 1632, the Jesuit Father Fernando de Valdés (1584–1642) completed his Memorial para quitar o limitar Estatutos de limpieza. In this treatise, Valdés sought to abolish the statutes of purity of blood and reassess the longstanding division between New ...

Jesuits and Conversos in Sixteenth-Century Toledo.

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): Journal of Jesuit Studies. 2021, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p173-194. 22p.

Abstract: In the early days of the Society of Jesus, the city of Toledo was among the locations where the affinity between the order and the local population of Jewish converts was most patent. Bolstered by members of the most prominent converso lineages, such a...

The prisoner, the fugitive, and the returnee: three portrayals of the eighteenth-century Sephardi diaspora to England.

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): Jewish Historical Studies; Jun2021, Vol. 52 Issue 1, p118-144, 27p


Abstract: The article explores the historical events relating to the Portuguese converso migration to England during the 18th-century and its portrayal in literary works by writers. Topics discussed include an essay by author Michael Geddes on Portuguese Jew who...

From Forced Conversion to Marranism: Crypto-Jews in Morocco and Their Fate.

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): European Judaism. Autumn2019, Vol. 52 Issue 2, p31-42. 12p.


Abstract: This article traces the history of the forced conversion of Jews to Islam in al-Andalus and Morocco from the Middle Ages to modern times. An account is given of the various discriminative measures and even persecution to which Jewish converts were expo...

Sepharadim/conversos and premodern Global Hispanism.

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies. Mar-Jun2019, Vol. 20 Issue 1/2, p161-174. 14p.


Abstract: Sepharadim participated in the Hispanic vernacular culture of the Iberian Peninsula. Even in the time of al-Andalus many spoke Hispano-Romance, and their Hebrew literature belies a deep familiarity with, and love of, their native Hispano-Romance langua...

From Boxes and Cabinets to the Bibliotheca: Building the Jewish Library of the Ex-Conversos in Amsterdam, 1620–1665.

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): European Journal of Jewish Studies. 2019, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p43-76. 34p.


Abstract: In the early seventeenth century, members of Amsterdam's Portuguese Jewish community assembled a significant collection of Jewish—and especially Sephardi—literature that served as a crucial resource for scholars, religious leaders, and students. This a...