In the Shadow of History: Jews and Conversos at the Dawn of Modernity

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State University of New York Press, 1992 - History - 311 pages
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This book focuses on the Iberian Jews and conversos, Jews who converted to Christianity. It explores the idea of the "other" in both Jewish and Christian traditions, the differences between the perspectives of the "persecuted" and "persecutors," and the vision of modernity among some of the Iberian Jews of the period. Special attention is devoted to da Costa and Spinoza, offering a new perspective on the Jewish history of ideas.

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Jos Faur is Research Professor at the Sephardic Heritage Foundation in New York City. He is the author of La Espiritualidad Judia; 'Iyyunim wu-Mehgarim be-Mishne Tora le-Harambam, Vol. 1; Rabbi Moshe Yisrael Hazzan: The Man and His Times; and Golden Doves with Silver Dots: Semiotics and Textuality in Rabbinic Tradition.

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