Secrecy and deceit : the religion of the crypto-Jews (Book, 1996) [WorldCat.org]
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Secrecy and deceit : the religion of the crypto-Jews

Author: David M Gitlitz
Publisher: Philadelphia : Jewish Publication Society, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Summary:
Despite the increased attention given to Hispano-Jewish topics, and the "conversos" or Crypto-Jews in particular, this is the first thorough compilation of their customs and practices. Gitlitz has culled from Inquisition documents and other sources to paint a portrait of the richness and diversity of Crypto-Jewish practices in Spain, Portugal, and the New World.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gitlitz, David M. (David Martin).
Secrecy and deceit.
Philadelphia : Jewish Publication Society, 1996
(OCoLC)604786058
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David M Gitlitz
ISBN: 0827605625 9780827605626
OCLC Number: 33861844
Awards: Winner of National Jewish Book Award (Sephardic Studies) 1996
Description: xvi, 677 pages ; 27 cm
Contents: Preface --
Converso Chronology --
Ch. I Conversions and Conversos through 1492 (starting p. 3) --
Ch. II Conversos after 1492 (starting p. 35) --
Ch. III The Major Points of Controversy (starting p. 73) --
Ch. IV The Crypto-Jewish Belief System (starting p. 99) --
Ch. V Attitudes toward Christian Beliefs (starting p. 135) --
Ch. VI Superstitions (starting p. 183) --
Ch. VII Birth Customs (starting p. 199) --
Ch. VIII Education (starting p. 217) --
Ch. IX Marriage and Sex (starting p. 243) --
Ch. X Ritual Purification and Hygiene (starting p. 271) --
Ch. XI Death and Funeral Customs (starting p. 277) --
Ch. XII Sabbath Customs (starting p. 317) --
Ch. XIII Holidays (starting p. 355) --
Ch. XIV Books (starting p. 425) --
Ch. XV Crypto-Jewish Ritual and Prayer (starting p. 443) --
Ch. XVI Oaths (starting p. 501) --
Ch. XVII Communal Organizations, Synagogues, Rabbis (starting p. 507) --
Ch. XVIII Clothing and Ceremonial Items (starting p. 523) --
Ch. XIX Food and Dietary Laws (starting p. 531) --
Ch. XX Conversion (starting p. 563) --
Ch. XXI The Social Contexts of Crypto-Judaism (starting p. 587) --
Appendix Edict of Faith (starting p. 625) --
Works Cited (starting p. 629) --
Index (starting p. 653)
Responsibility: David M. Gitlitz.

Abstract:

Despite the increased attention given to Hispano-Jewish topics, and the "conversos" or Crypto-Jews in particular, this is the first thorough compilation of their customs and practices. Gitlitz has culled from Inquisition documents and other sources to paint a portrait of the richness and diversity of Crypto-Jewish practices in Spain, Portugal, and the New World.

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