Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Heretics or Daughters of Israel?The Crypto-Jewish Women of Castile$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Renée Levine Melammed

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780195151671

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151671.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 01 December 2020

Jews and Conversas: The First Century of Crypto-Judaism

Jews and Conversas: The First Century of Crypto-Judaism

(p.16) 1 Jews and Conversas: The First Century of Crypto-Judaism
Heretics or Daughters of Israel?

Renée Levine Melammed

Oxford University Press

On March 31, 1492, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabel signed the infamous edict declaring the expulsion of “Jews and Jeweses” of all the kingdoms. The Edict of Expulsion emphasized the belief that instruction was provided by the Jews to the conversos, especially at gatherings. Analysis of the trials and testimonies reveal that many of the accusations that the Jews induced the New Christians to circumcise their sons, gave them books, told them when to fast, and instructed them in their law, were indeed true.

Keywords:   King Ferdinand, Queen Isabel, Jews and Jeweses, Edict of Expulsion, conversos, New Christians

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .