Hebrews of the Portuguese Nation: Conversos and Community in Early Modern Amsterdam

I used this extensively during my dissertation to help draw a picture of life in the Amsterdam Jewish community that was formed primarily by former Conversos. Its short work but an excellent resource for anyone interested in this area of Crypto-Jewish/Sephardic history.

Drawing on family and communal records, diaries, memoirs, and literary works, among other sources, Miriam Bodian tells the moving story of how Portuguese “new Christian” immigrants in 17th-century Amsterdam fashioned a close and cohesive community that recreated a Jewish religious identity while retaining its Iberian heritage.

The link to this excellent work is found below:

Hebrews of the Portuguese Nation: Conversos and Community in Early Modern Amsterdam (The Modern Jewish Experience)

 

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