After conversion Iberia and the emergence of modernity

"This book examines the religious and ideological consequences of mass conversion in Iberia, where Jews and Muslims were forcibly converted or expelled at the end of the XVth century and beginning of the XVIth, and in this way it explores the fraught relationship between origins and faith. It t...

Full description

Other Authors: García-Arenal, Mercedes (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Leiden Brill 2016, 2016
Series:Catholic Christendom, 1300-1700
Subjects:
Online Access:
Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:"This book examines the religious and ideological consequences of mass conversion in Iberia, where Jews and Muslims were forcibly converted or expelled at the end of the XVth century and beginning of the XVIth, and in this way it explores the fraught relationship between origins and faith. It treats also of the consequences of coercion on intellectual debates and the production of knowledge, taking into account how integrating new converts from Judaism and Islam stimulated Christian scholars to confront the converts' sacred texts and created a distinctive peninsular hermeneutics. The book thus assesses the importance of the "Converso problem" in issues such as religious dissidence, dissimulation, and doubt and skepticism while establishing the process by which religious dissidence came to be categorized as heresy and was identified with converts from Judaism and Islam even when Lutheranism was often in the background."
Physical Description:xii, 463 pages color illustrations
ISBN:9789004324312
9004324313
9004324321