Textbooks Masks in the Mirror Mobi Read Apps Download Sephardic Jews who voluntarily or forcibly converted to Catholicism in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries to avoid persecution or expulsion were known as “conversos” or New Christians. Published by Publisher ♜Peter Lang♜ Some tried to live the double life of a Crypto-Jew, outwardly embracing Christianity while secretly maintaining Jewish practices. Published by Publisher ♜Peter Lang♜ Others were in a state that was neither Jewish nor Christian, and, as painful and humiliating as it was, these Marranos (a term for “conversos” that became abusive), actually created a new kind of modern personality. Published by Publisher ♜Peter Lang♜ By tracing the usage of this disparaging term, “Masks in the Mirror” also explores the nature of the historical circumstances as it becomes evident that anyone living under these circumstances – constantly threatened and persecuted by the Inquisition and suspected of being heretics and untrustworthy by their Christian colleagues and neighbors – could be driven to a state of madness. Published by Publisher ♜Peter Lang♜ Focusing on families and childrearing, this book attempts to grasp the structures of feeling that created such madness, which while debilitating could often be creative and exciting, especially among poets, playwrights, and novelists. Published by Publisher ♜Peter Lang♜ It looks at the play of masks, the secrecy and the illusion, that Marranos experienced daily, which some attempted to exorcise in their writings, and it explores the possibility of applying the concept of Marranism generically.
- Author≣Norman Toby Simms_Books
- Publisher≣Peter Lang
- ISBN 10≣9780820481203
- ISBN 13≣0820481203