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Secrecy and deceit : the religion of the crypto-Jews / David M. Gitlitz.

Author/Creator:
Gitlitz, David M. (David Martin)
Publication:
Philadelphia : Jewish Publication Society, 1996.
Format/Description:
Book
xvi, 677 pages ; 27 cm
Edition:
1st ed.
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Subjects:
Jews -- Spain -- History.
Marranos -- Religious life.
Spain -- Ethnic relations.
Ethnic relations.
Jews.
Spain.
Form/Genre:
History.
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.
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)
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 629-651) and index.
National Jewish Book Awards - Sephardic Studies, Winner, 1996
Contributor:
Mazal Holocaust Collection
Other format:
Online version: Gitlitz, David M. (David Martin). Secrecy and deceit.
ISBN:
0827605625
9780827605626
OCLC:
33861844