Biblical Hebrews and the Rhetoric of Republicanism: Seventeenth—Century Portuguese Jews on the Jewish Community

@article{Bodian1997BiblicalHA,
  title={Biblical Hebrews and the Rhetoric of Republicanism: Seventeenth—Century Portuguese Jews on the Jewish Community},
  author={M. Bodian},
  journal={Ajs Review-the Journal of The Association for Jewish Studies},
  year={1997},
  volume={22},
  pages={199-221}
}
  • M. Bodian
  • Published 1997
  • History
  • Ajs Review-the Journal of The Association for Jewish Studies
In their rhetoric, the ex-conversos who settled in “lands of freedom” outside the Iberian Peninsula tended to emphasize the anguish and lack of freedom they had endured while in the orbit of the Inquisition–in stark contrast to the free and thriving Jewish collective life they had now built outside it. If the Peninsula had been a swamp of “Egyptian idolatry,” the Jewish ex-converso communities in Amsterdam, Venice, Livorno, and London (to name only the most vibrant) were, by implication… Expand
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