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Jews of the Canary Islands

Being a Calendar of Jewish Cases Extracted from the Records of the Canariote Inquisition in the Collection of the Marquess of Bute

Jews of the Canary Islands

Being a Calendar of Jewish Cases Extracted from the Records of the Canariote Inquisition in the Collection of the Marquess of Bute

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£29.99

Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802084507
Number of Pages: 320
Published: 12/08/2001
Width: 15.2 cm
Height: 22.8 cm

In 1492, the Jews of Spain were given a choice: convert to Christianity or be expelled from Spain. Many chose to hide themselves as 'New Christians,' or conversos, outwardly professing to be Christians while practicing their true faith in secret. In 1504, the Office of the Inquisition was set up in the remote Spanish holdings on the Canary Islands to seek out crypto-Jews, sorcerers, and other heretics. Jews in the Canary Islands is a calendar of Jewish cases brought before the Canariote Inquisition between 1499 and 1818, when the Inquisition was discontinued. First published in 1926, together with an introduction analysing the work of the Inquisition and explaining its relation to general Jewish history until 1928, this is a fascinating collection of records showing not only the workings of the Inquisition, but the lives of crypto-Jews during a time of fierce repression.

Lucien Wolf

Lucien Wolf (1857-1930) was also the author of Notes on Diplomatic History of the Jewish Question (JHSE 1919) and The Myth of the Jewish Menace in World Affairs; or, The truth about the forged Protocols of the elders of Zion, Macmillan, 1921.

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