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Heretics or daughters of Israel? : the crypto-Jewish women of Castile

Author: Renée Levine Melammed
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Through the lens of the Inquisition's own records, this study focuses on the crypto-Jewish women of Castile, demonstrating their role in the perpetuation of crypto-Jewish society. It sheds light on  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Renée Levine Melammed
ISBN: 0195151674 9780195151671
OCLC Number: 48236843
Notes: Originally published: 1999.
Awards: Winner of 1999 National Jewish Book Award, Women's Studies; 1999 National Jewish Book Award, Sephardic Studies (first time dual-winner in Jewish Book Council's 50-year history).
Description: vi, 256 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Jews and conversas: the first century of crypto-Judaism --
The lives of Judaizing women after 1492 --
Messianic turmoil circa 1500 --
Castilian conversas at work --
The López-Villarreal family: three convicted Judaizers (1516-1521) --
The López women's Tachas --
The Inquisition and the midwife --
The Judaizers of Alcázar at the end of the sixteenth century: "corks floating on water."
Responsibility: Renée Levine Melammed.

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The stories of these valiant women contribute profitably to Jewish and general history and to women's studies. * Choice * Melammed has done a fine job of bringing what should have long been a central Read more...

 
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