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Marranos on the Moradas : secret Jews and Penitentes in the southwestern United States, from 1590 to 1890

Author: Norman Toby Simms
Publisher: Boston : Academic Studies Press, 2009.
Series: Judaism and Jewish life
Edition/Format:   Book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Penitentes are a lay Catholic brotherhood that practised bloody rites of self-flagellation and crucifixion. Marranos claim to be anousim. This book redefines the terms and creates contexts in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Historia
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Toby Simms
ISBN: 9781934843321 1934843326
OCLC Number: 297404339
Description: vii, 509 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: What did the Penitentes really do? --
Marranos, Penitentes, and the baroque anamorphoses in action --
The machinery of secrets and the machinations of silence : conspiracies, contraptions and ludibria --
Crosscurrents and undercurrents --
Penitentes and the crazy things they do, or, How to be Jewish and Christian at the same time --
Festivals of blood here and bloody trials there : playing roles and rolling along --
Reaching towards a conclusion and some new questions.
Series Title: Judaism and Jewish life
Responsibility: Norman Simms.

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