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

ISBN: 9780253332929

Published: December 1st 1997

Hardcover

240 pages


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

Hebrews of the Portuguese Nation: Conversos and Community in Early Modern Amsterdam by Miriam Bodian
December 1st 1997 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 240 pages | ISBN: 9780253332929 | 6.25 Mb

In the 17th century, descendants of forcibly baptized Jews (conversos) fled the Iberian Inquisitions to settle in Amsterdam, a city renowned for its commercial ties and religious tolerance. Miriam Bodian reconstructs the fascinating story of theseMoreIn the 17th century, descendants of forcibly baptized Jews (conversos) fled the Iberian Inquisitions to settle in Amsterdam, a city renowned for its commercial ties and religious tolerance.

Miriam Bodian reconstructs the fascinating story of these Portuguese immigrants -- merchants, professionals, and intellectuals, for the most part -- who reasserted their Judaism while maintaining their Iberian heritage.



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