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ISBN-13: 978-0195151671 ISBN-10: 0195151674 Edition: New Ed

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  • Series: Crypto-Jewish Women of Castile
  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; New Ed edition (February 28, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195151674
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195151671
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,585,066 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"...thoroughly researched and brilliantly written." --Midstream


"Melammed has done a fine job of bringing what should have long been a central topic in converso studies from the periphery of the field to its rightful place."--The Jewish Quarterly Review


"Renée Levine Melammed has given us an impressive and thoughtful study of the records of the Inquisition, showing how they can serve as an important source for documenting women's religion and demonstrating how, during a difficult period, women perserved Jewish religious expression for men."--NASHIM


"The stories of these valiant women contribute profitably to Jewish and general history and to women's studies."--Choice


"...[A]n interesting and important book that reveals a great deal about the lives of these Christian or Jewish women on whom the Inquisition focused its wrath - in the belief that the flames of the auto-da-fe would save their souls from the fires of hell."--Ha'aretz


"Renee Levine Melammed has given us an impressive and thoughtful study of the records of the Inquisition, showing how they can serve as an important source for documenting women's religion and demonstrating how, during a difficult period, women preserved Jewish religious expression for men."--Nashim


"...Melammed's analysis of the social history of the conversos is invaluable. She uncovers their jobs, servants, social networks, religious practices, and even their diets....[She] makes clear the tragedy of their unstable and precarious existence, a life that was aptly described by one crypto-Jew as 'like a cork [floating] on the water'."--Sixteenth Century Journal


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Renee Levine Melammed is at Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem.

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By nancy on August 18, 2001
Format: Hardcover
This is an outstanding text. I have extensive experience working on Sephardic culture and the forced conversion of the Jews. In addition the author has been able to focus on one of the leading areas of Inquisitional studies that has gone unresearched for far too long and that is the treatment and experience of Jewish women forced to convert to Catholicism. This is a scholarly book that is a "must" have for anyone who is interested in medieval Spain, western history and nation-building because Spain was the first modern nation-state to come into existence in the West at the expense of minorities - the forced conversion and expulsion of Jews and Moriscos. The women of minority status were of the great risk and often the most abused. Levine Melammed has done a wonderful job in presenting this painful and traumatic experience. I recommend this text without any reservations.
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