The following link provides a book review of Miriam Bodian’s Dying in the in Law of Moses.

http://cryptojews.com/miriam-bodian-dying-in-the-in-law-of-moses/

The focuses on the cases of four individuals arrested by the Inquisition. These are Luis Rodriguez de Carvajal, Diogo d’Asumpcao, Francisco Maldonado de Silva, and Lope de Vera y Alarcon who ultimately chose a road to martyrdom after being arrested by Spanish Inquisitional authorities.

Bodian begins with a brief review of the concept of martyrdom as perceived in ancient and medieval Jewish sources. She also provides a review of the events which created the converso phenomena in the fourteen century. For a complete review, be sure to visit the link.