Converso and Morisco are the terms applied to those Jews and Muslims who converted to Christianity in large numbers and usually under duress in late medieval Spain. The Converso and Morisco Studies publications will examine the implications of these mass conversions for the converts themselves, for their heirs (also referred to as Conversos and Moriscos) and for medieval and modern Spanish and European culture. Volume two of the series focuses on the Moriscos, offering new perspectives on this elusive group's social and religious character in the period leading up to its expulsion from Spain in 1609.
Kevin Ingram, Ph.D. (2006) in History, University of California, San Diego, is Assistant Professor of Modern History at Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus.
“An innovative approach to the
moriscos themes as related socio-cultural phenomena in Spanish history. […] The thoughtful editing of Kevin Ingram succeeds in producing an interrelated set of essays while allowing for individual methods and interpretations. The editor has assembled a coherent collection of essays incorporating the changing perspectives that have emerged in
Raúl Marrero-Fente, University of Minnesota. In:
The Journal of Ecclesiastical History, Vol. 65, No. 1 (January 2014), pp. 182-184.
‘’Recommended to both specialists and non-specialists, this collection provides a wide-ranging picture of recent scholarship on Moriscos and, more generally, of religious minorities in Spain. Ingram has done a commendable job in bringing together essays that inform common subjects […] The translation work by Nicola Stapleton and William Childers is admirable’’.
Daniel I. Wasserman-Soler, Oberlin College. In:
Sixteenth Century Journal, Vol. 44, No. 2, 2013, p. 632.
‘’Dans l’ensemble, l’ouvrage répond clairment aux objectifs de départ, volotairment restreints, en s’appuyant sut des contributions très bien documentées qui viennent enirichi l’information de cette insatiable hisotire des morisques et des conversos dans la Péninsule ibérique’’.
Edouard Sylvène, Université Lyon 3. In:
Revue D’Histoire Ecclésiastique.
Introduction to this Volume
Chapter One. The Jews and Conversos in Medieval Segovia
Bonifacio Bartolomé Herrero
Chapter Two. The Canary Moriscos: A Different Reality
Luis Alberto Anaya Hernández
Chapter Three. Inquisitorial Activity and the Moriscos of Villarrubia de los Ojos during the Sixteenth Century
Trevor J. Dadson
Chapter Four. The Morisco Problem and Seville (1480-1610)
Manuel F. Ferández Chaves and Rafael M. Pérez Garcia
Chapter Five. Violence and Religious Identity in Early Modern Valencia
Chapter Six. On Morisco Networks and Collectives
Luis F. Bernabé Pons
Chapter Seven. An Extensive Network of Morisco Merchants Active Circa 1590
Chapter Eight. Morisco Stories and the Complexities of Resistance and Assimilation
Mary Elizabeth Perry
Chapter Nine. The Morisco Problem in its Mediterranean Dimension: Exile in Cervantes’ Persiles
Chapter Ten. Blindness and Anti-Semitism in Lope’s El niño inocente de la Guardia
Barbara F. Weissberger
Chapter Eleven. Political Aspects of the Converso Problem: on the Portuguese Restauraçao of 1640
Juan Ignacio Pulido Serrano
Chapter Twelve. Nowhere to Run: The Extradition of Conversos between the Spanish and Portuguese Inquisitions during the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
All those interested in Spanish history and literature, Jewish studies, Religious studies, national identity and state building.