The Marranos of Spain: From the Late 14th to the Early 16th Century According to Contemporary Hebrew Sources

The Marranos of Spain From the Late th to the Early th Century According to Contemporary Hebrew Sources B Netanyahu one of the world s foremost medievalists has made a lifelong project of studying the historical evolution of Marranism and seeking to ascertain the genesis of the Spanish Inquisition In

  • Title: The Marranos of Spain: From the Late 14th to the Early 16th Century According to Contemporary Hebrew Sources
  • Author: Benzion Netanyahu
  • ISBN: 9780801485688
  • Page: 494
  • Format: Paperback
  • B Netanyahu, one of the world s foremost medievalists, has made a lifelong project of studying the historical evolution of Marranism and seeking to ascertain the genesis of the Spanish Inquisition In this seminal work, which opened an ongoing debate on the nature of conversion and belief in late medieval Spain, Netanyahu analyzes evidence on the Marranos contained in theB Netanyahu, one of the world s foremost medievalists, has made a lifelong project of studying the historical evolution of Marranism and seeking to ascertain the genesis of the Spanish Inquisition In this seminal work, which opened an ongoing debate on the nature of conversion and belief in late medieval Spain, Netanyahu analyzes evidence on the Marranos contained in the Hebrew sources For this new edition, the author has updated the book and added an Afterword in which he considers some of the scholarly reactions to the work since the publication of the first edition in 1966 This book s revolutionary thesis dispels the romanticized heroic image of the Marrano found in Jewish literary and historical annals, says Isaac Barzilay, Professor Emeritus at Columbia University Netanyahu s conception of the Marranos is of a people whose majority hardly resisted assimilation to Spanish culture and Christianity Consequently, he unhesitatingly rejects the Inquisition s claim that it was established for the sole purpose of preserving the integrity of Christianity against the undermining effects of Marranism.

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    1. Benzion Netanyahu

      Benzion Netanyahu Benzion Mileikowsky , born March 25, 1910, Warsaw, Russian Empire now in Poland died April 30, 2012, Jerusalem , Polish born Israeli historian and Zionist activist who was the father of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a longtime advocate and one time secretary of Vladimir Jabotinsky, whose uncompromising Zionist Revisionist movement was pivotal in the fight for the state of Israel The elder Netanyahu rejected a two state solution as well as the possibility of political compromise between Jews and Arabs, and he publicly criticized his son s apparent willingness to make concessions to foster peace with the Palestinians Netanyahu was the son of a Zionist rabbi who moved his family to British mandated Palestine in 1920 and changed their name from Mileikowsky He studied history at Hebrew University of Jerusalem M.A 1933 and at Dropsie College of Hebrew and Cognate Learning, Philadelphia Ph.D 1947 He spent his academic career teaching in Israel and the U.S notably at Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y from which he retired He also served as the editor of the Encyclopedia Hebraica and other Jewish scholarly publications and wrote extensively, though his critics denounced him as an ideologue and his books as polemics His best known work was the massive The Origins of the Inquisition in Fifteenth Century Spain 1995 , in which he argued that the persecution of the Jews during the Inquisition was based entirely on racial hatred and not on the belief mistaken, in Netanyahu s view that they were not genuine Christian convertsitannica biography B

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