DYING IN THE LAW OF MOSES: CRYPTO-JEWISH MARTYRDOM IN THE IBERIAN WORLD
Bloomington; Indiana University Press, 2007. Item #35027
Original Cloth. 8vo. XVII, 278 pages. 24 cm. First edition. "Miriam Bodian's study of crypto-Jewish martyrdom in Iberian lands during the Spanish and Portuguese inquisitions depicts a new type of martyr that emerged in the late sixteenth 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. "- Jacket. Subjects: Marranos - Latin America - Biography. Marranos - Spain - Biography. Marranos - Portugal - Biography. Jews - Persecutions - Latin America - History - 16th century. Jews - Persecutions - Latin America - History - 17th century. Jews - Persecutions - Spain - History - 16th century. Jews - Persecutions - Spain - History - 17th century. Jews - Persecutions - Portugal - History - 16th century. Jews - Persecutions - Portugal - History - 17th century. Marranos - Latin America. Light wear to jacket, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (SEF-51-54).