Item description for The Former Jews of This Kingdom: Sicilian Converts After the Expulsion 1492-1516 (Medieval Mediterranean) by Nadia Zeldes...
This book examines the presence of the converted Jews in Sicily following the 1492 expulsion, discussing their legal status, economic activities and integration into Sicilian society, and the phenomenon of conversion and return of many exiles. The research is based on the account of books of the Spanish Inquisition in Sicily and other contemporary sources. Detailed inventories of confiscated property offer insights into the converts' cultural world, and can also be of interest to the scholar of social and material history in early modern Europe. By focusing on royal policies towards the converted Jews, and on the process of establishing the Spanish Inquisition in Sicily, the study sheds new light on Ferdinand the Catholic's politics in Sicily and southern Italy.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5" Weight: 1.8 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2003
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004128980 ISBN13 9789004128989