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Hebrews of the Portuguese Nation : Conversos and Community in Early Modern Amsterdam - Miriam Bodian

Hebrews of the Portuguese Nation

Conversos and Community in Early Modern Amsterdam

Paperback Published: 22nd July 1999
ISBN: 9780253213518
Number Of Pages: 219

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"An engaging introduction to the tortuous plight faced by exiled conversos in Amsterdam and their methods of response. Choicet; In this skillful and well-argued book Miriam Bodian explores the communal history of the Portuguese Jews... who settled in Amsterdam in the seventeenth century." -- Sixteenth Century Journa

Drawing on family and communal records, diaries, memoirs, and literary works, among other sources, Miriam Bodian tells the moving story of how Portuguese "new Christian" immigrants in 17th-century Amsterdam fashioned a close and cohesive community that recreated a Jewish religious identity while retaining its Iberian heritage.

"An engaging introduction to the tortuous plight faced by exiled conversos in Amsterdam and their methods of response." -Choice "In this skilful and well-argued book Miriam Bodian explores the communal history of the Portuguese Jews ... who settled in Amsterdam in the seventeenth century." --Sixteenth Century Journal Drawing on family and communal records, diaries, memoirs, and literary works, among other sources, Miriam Bodian tells the moving story of how Portuguese "new Christian"Eimmigrants in 17th-century Amsterdam fashioned a close and cohesive community that recreated a Jewish religious identity while retaining its Iberian heritage. Winner, 1998 National Jewish Book Award in History Winner, 1998 Koret Jewish Book Award in History "In this skilful and well-argued book Miriam Bodian explores the communal history of the Portuguesse Jews...who settled in Amsterdam in the seventeenth century...[I]ncorporating a rich variety of archival sources and contextual data...Bodian's book is very engaging and an extremely useful contribution to the history of early modern Jewry."-- Sixteenth Century Journal "...a wonderful case study of a particular sub-culture within the Jewish world which came to play a decisive role in early modern Jewish history...Clearly and engagingly written, the book is an excellent introduction to the history and culture of the Western Sephardim." --Aron Rodrigue

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. 1
The Forging of a Community: Early Years in Amsterdamp. 25
The Dutch Context: Working Out a Modus Vivendip. 53
Iberian Memory and Its Perpetuationp. 76
The Rejudaization of "the Nation"p. 96
Maintaining "the Nation" in Exilep. 132
Conclusionp. 152
Personaliap. 163
Abbreviationsp. 167
Notesp. 169
Bibliographyp. 203
Indexp. 213
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ISBN: 9780253213518
ISBN-10: 0253213517
Series: Modern Jewish Experience
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 219
Published: 22nd July 1999
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.49  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.34