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

Dying in the Law of Moses

Crypto-Jewish Martyrdom in the Iberian World

Hardcover Published: 1st May 2007
ISBN: 9780253348616
Number Of Pages: 304

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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.

"An important and timely book... While a great deal of work has been done on the Inquisition, the approach taken here is very readable and up to date in its findings about this controversial institution; the intricacies of its operation are really brought home in the individual case studies." Allison P. Coudert

List of Illustrations and Mapsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
List of Abbreviationsp. xvii
The Historical Settingp. 1
The Dogmatista Crypto-Jewish Martyrsp. 23
A Conquistador's Nephew in New Spainp. 47
A Monk of Castanheirap. 79
A Converso Surgeon in the Viceroyalty of Perup. 117
A Hebrew Scholar at the University of Salamancap. 153
Echoes in the Portuguese-Jewish Diasporap. 178
Commemoration of Individual Martyrs in the Literature of the Portuguese-Jewish Diaspora, to 1683p. 197
Summary of Luis Carvajal's Nine Reasons for Adhering to the Law of Moses, Audience of February 15, 1595, PLC, 235-238p. 199
Glossaryp. 201
Notesp. 203
Bibliographyp. 253
Indexp. 269
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ISBN: 9780253348616
ISBN-10: 0253348617
Series: Modern Jewish Experience
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st May 2007
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.29