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

  title={To the End of the Earth: A History of the Crypto-Jews of New Mexico (review)},
  author={Aviva Ben-Ur},
  journal={American Jewish History},
  pages={264 - 268}
In the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, thousands of Jews in the Iberian peninsula converted to Catholicism under duress. An indeterminable number of their descendants retained Jewish identity or practices in secret, while others sincerely embraced the new faith or remained in an ongoing state of syncretic transition. Despite the 1501 ban against immigrants of Jewish and Muslim origin to Spanish America, periodically reissued through the next three centuries, Iberians of Semitic ancestry… Expand
The not-so-crypto crypto-Jews of New Mexico: update on a decades-old debate
ABSTRACT For over two decades an academic debate has raged over a possible crypto-Jewish presence in New Mexico. On one side are scholars who advance two claims: first, that many of New Mexico’sExpand


'Portuguese' Style and Luso-African Identity: Precolonial Senegambia, Sixteenth-Nineteenth Centuries
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Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Anthropology at the University of Toronto, Canada, and a specialist in Medieval Studies. .يروس مجترمو بتاك ** Syrian writer and translator. ***Expand