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The Resource Parallel histories : Muslims and Jews in inquisitorial Spain, James S. Amelang

Parallel histories : Muslims and Jews in inquisitorial Spain, James S. Amelang

Label
Parallel histories : Muslims and Jews in inquisitorial Spain
Title
Parallel histories
Title remainder
Muslims and Jews in inquisitorial Spain
Statement of responsibility
James S. Amelang
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The distinct religious culture of early modern Spain - characterized by religious unity at a time when wars between Catholics and Protestants fractured northern Europe - is further understood through examining the expulsion of Jews and suspected Muslims. While these groups had lived peaceably, if sometimes uneasily, with their Christian neighbors throughout much of the medieval era, the expulsions brought a new intensity to Spanish Christian perceptions of both the moriscos (converts from Islam) and the judeoconversos (converts from Judaism). Here, James S. Amelang reconstructs the compelling struggle of converts to coexist with a Christian majority that suspected them of secretly adhering to their ancestral faiths and destroying national religious unity in the process. Discussing Muslims and Jews in turn, Amelang explores not only the expulsions but also religious beliefs and practices, the construction of collective and individual identities, and the difficulties of maintaining orthodox rites and tenets under conditions of persecution. Despite the oppression these two groups experienced, the decendants of the judeoconversos would ultimately be assimilated into the mainstream, unlike their morisco counterparts, who were exiled in 1609. Amelang masterfully presents a complex narrative that not only gives voice to religious minorities in early modern Spain but also focuses on one of the greatest divergences in the history of European Christianity
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Amelang, James S.
Dewey number
305.6/970903
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DP104
LC item number
.A64 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Moriscos
  • Marranos
  • Muslims
  • Jews
  • Religious tolerance
  • Conversion
  • Spain
  • Spain
  • Spain
  • Conversion
  • Jews
  • Marranos
  • Moriscos
  • Muslims
  • Religious tolerance
Label
Parallel histories : Muslims and Jews in inquisitorial Spain, James S. Amelang
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: Parallel histories -- I.The Moriscos and the end of Muslim Spain -- The decline of coexistence -- Rise and fall of the Moriscos: a political history -- Images and realities -- "Christians in appearance but Muslims underneath" -- Communities and individuals -- Morisco expression -- The final blow -- Aftermath -- II.From Jews to Christians -- Creating conversos, 1391-1492 -- Vigilance through violence -- New Christians in a new Spain -- The persistence of antisemitism -- Rejection and assimilation: a porous purity -- Judaizing and the impossibility of Orthodoxy -- Identity and creativity --Diaspora within the Diaspora -- From heterodoxy to modernity? -- Epilogue: Two histories, parallel and different
Control code
841891463
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 207 pages
Isbn
9780807154106
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013016065
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)841891463
Label
Parallel histories : Muslims and Jews in inquisitorial Spain, James S. Amelang
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: Parallel histories -- I.The Moriscos and the end of Muslim Spain -- The decline of coexistence -- Rise and fall of the Moriscos: a political history -- Images and realities -- "Christians in appearance but Muslims underneath" -- Communities and individuals -- Morisco expression -- The final blow -- Aftermath -- II.From Jews to Christians -- Creating conversos, 1391-1492 -- Vigilance through violence -- New Christians in a new Spain -- The persistence of antisemitism -- Rejection and assimilation: a porous purity -- Judaizing and the impossibility of Orthodoxy -- Identity and creativity --Diaspora within the Diaspora -- From heterodoxy to modernity? -- Epilogue: Two histories, parallel and different
Control code
841891463
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 207 pages
Isbn
9780807154106
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013016065
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)841891463

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