The Other Within: The Marranos: Split Identity and Emerging Modernity

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The Marranos were former Jews forced to convert to Christianity in Spain and Portugal, and their later descendents. Despite economic and some political advancement, these "Conversos" suffered social stigma and were persecuted by the Inquisition. In this unconventional history, Yirmiyahu Yovel tells their fascinating story and reflects on what it means for modern forms of identity. He describes the Marranos as "the Other within"--people who both did and did not belong. Rejected by most Jews as renegades and by most ...

The Other Within: The Marranos: Split Identity and Emerging Modernity 2009, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691135717

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