Crypto-Jewish Education

The following is a list of links to various books and articles on the subject of Conversos, Crypto-Judaism, Sephardic Judaism, and the Inquisition. Eventually, the list will be organized according to topic.

Books on Conversos Available on Google Books

A Network of Converso Families in Early Modern Toledo: Assimilating a Minority

Atlantic Diasporas: Jews, Conversos, and Crypto-Jews in the Age of Mercantilism

A Jewish Renaissance in Fifteenth-century Spain

A Question of Identity: Iberian Conversos in Historical Perspective

Did Cervantes’s Family have Jewish Roots?

In the Shadow of History: Jews and Conversos at the Dawn of Modernity

In the Shadow of the Virgin: Inquisitors, Friars, and Conversos in Guadalupe

Becoming Jewish in Early Modern France: Documents on Jewish Community-Building in Seventeenth-Century Bayonne and Peyrehorade


Conversos of the Americas: Emergence & Descent of the Converted Jews of Spain

Conversos, Inquisition, and the Expulsion of the Jews from Spain

Conversos and Inquisition in Jaén

Conversos on Trial: The Inquisition in Ciudad Real

Conversos in the Responsa of Sephardic Halakhic Authorities in the 15th Century

Creating Conversos: Genealogy and Identity as Historiographical Problems

Dicionário Sefaradi de Sobrenomes: Inclusive Cristãos-novos, Conversos, Marranos, Italianos, Berberes

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

Linajudos and Conversos in Seville: Greed and Prejudice in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-century Spain

Jews and Conversos at the Time of the Expulsion

Jews and Conversos: Studies in Society and the Inquisition 

Jewish Questions: Responsa on Sephardic Life in the Early Modern Period

Jewish Voyagers to the New World Emerging From History’s Mists

Judíos Conversos: Los Antepasados Judíos de las Familias Tradicionales Argentinas, Volume 1

Marginal Voices: Studies in Converso Literature of Medieval and Golden Age Spain

Marginal Voices: StudiSecret Lives, Public Lies: The Conversos and Socio-religious Non-conformism in the Spanish Golden Agees in Converso Literature of Medieval and Golden Age Spain

Misera Hispania: Jews and Conversos in Alonso de Espina’s Fortalitium fidei

On Marranos and Sabbateans: A Reexamination of Charismatic Religiosity – Its Roots, It’s Place and It’s Significance in the Life of the Western Sephardi Diaspora

Souls in Dispute: Converso Identities in Iberia and the Jewish Diaspora

The Conversos and Moriscos in Late Medieval Spain and Beyond: Volume Two

The Conversos and Moriscos in Late Medieval Spain and Beyond, Volume 3

The Conversos of Majorca: life and death in a crypto-Jewish community in XVII century Spain

The Origins of the Inquisition in Fifteenth Century Spain

The Persecution of the Jews and Muslims of Portugal: King Manuel I and the End of Religious Tolerance (1496-1497)

The Reeducation of the Marranos in the Seventeenth Century

The Spanish Inquisition, 1478-1614

The Virgin of Guadalupe and the Conversos: Uncovering Hidden Influences from Spain to Mexico

To the End of the Earth: A History of the Crypto-Jews of New Mexico

Una herejía española: conversos, alumbrados e Inquisición (1449-1559)

Articles on Conversos

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