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Spanish and Portuguese Jews: Conversos

Useful materials in Pius XII Memorial Library for research on Spanish and Portuguese Jews.

Conversos in Spain/Portugal and in the New World and Southern France


Faur, José.  In the Shadow of History.  Jews and Conversos at the Dawn of ModernityState University of New York Press, 1992.  DS 135 .S7 F38 1992.  

Gitlitz, David Martin.  Secrecy and Deceit:  The Religion of the Crypto-JewsPhiladelphia and Jerusalem: The Jewish Publication Society, 1996.  DS 135 .S7 G58 1996.



Lieberman, Julia R., ed.  Sephardi Family Life in the Early Modern Diaspora.

 University Press of New England, 2011. 

 DS135 .T8 S426 2011


Lieberman, Julia R.  El teatro alegórico de Miguel (Daniel Leví) de Barrios.  Newark, Delaware: Hispanic Monographs, 1996. PQ6279 .B35 AG 1996.

Liebman Jacobs, Janet.  Hidden Heritage: The Legacy of the Crypto-Jews.  Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002. 
E184.36 .E84 J33 2002

López Belinchón, Bernardo. Honra, libertad y hacienda: hombres de negocios y judíos   sefardíes. [Alcalá de
      Henares, Spain]: Instituto Internacional de Estudios Sefardíes y  Andalusíes, Universidad de Alcalá, 2001.
DS135.S7 L816 2001

Mea, Elvira de Azevedo and Inácio Steinhardt.  Ben-Rosh.  Biografia do Capitão Barros Basto, o Apóstolo dos Marranos.  Porto, Portugal: Edições Afrontamento, 1997.  DS 135.P8 B376 1997. 

 Melammed, Renée Levine.  Heretics or Daughters of Israel?  The Crypto-Jewish Women of Castile.  Oxford, University Press, 1999.  DS 135.575 C336 1999. 

 Nahon, Gèrard.  “From New Christians to Portuguese Jewish Nation on France,” in Moreshet Sepharad:  The Sephardi Legacy, vol. 2. 

 Rosenthal, Elaine and Robert.  “The Portuguese Dreyfus,” in Midstream, February 1987, pp. 44-48.  DS149 .A336. 

 Roth, Cecil.  A History of the Marranos.  New York: Hermon Press, 1974 (fourth ed. with and introd. by H.P. Salomon).  DS 124 .R625 1974.

 Roth, Cecil.  “The Rebirth of the Marranos: A Romantic Survival.” Contemporary Review, Vol. 143, pp. 606-612. (From this link, click on "Periodicals Archive Online"; click link for "2" under List of Issues, then go to vol. 143.)

 Yerushalmi, Yosef Hayim.  From Spanish Court to Italian Ghetto.  Isaac Cardoso: A Study in Seventeenth-Century Marranism and Jewish Apologetics.  New York: Columbia University Press, 1971.  DS 135 .I9 Y47 1971.

 _____.  The Lisbon Massacre of 1506 and the Royal Image in the Shebet Yehuda.  Cincinnati: Maurice Jacobs, 1976.  DS 135 .P75 L579.  


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