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 series examines 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 culture. As the essays in this collection attest, the study of the Converso and Morisco phenomena is not only important for those scholars focusing on Spanish society and culture, but for all academics interested in questions of identity, Otherness, nationalism, religious intolerance and the challenges of modernity.
Contributors: Luis F. Bernabé Pons, Michel Boeglin, Stephanie M. Cavanaugh, William P. Childers, Carlos Gilly, Kevin Ingram, Nicola Jennings, Patrick J. O’Banion, Francisco Javier Perea Siller, Mohamed Saadan, and Enrique Soria Mesa.
Kevin Ingram, Ph.D. (2006) in History, University of California San Diego, is Professor of Modern History at Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus.
“An important touchstone for scholars working on conversion and religious identity in the Iberian world.”
Karoline P. Cook, Royal Holloway, University of London. In: Church History, Vol. 91, No. 4 (December 2022), pp. 921–923.
Introduction Kevin Ingram
1 The Council of Basel’s “De Neophytis” Decree as Immediate Cause of and Permanent Antidote to the Racial Purity Statutes Carlos Gilly
2 Reforming the Church and Re-Framing Identity: Converso Prelates and Artistic Patronage in Fifteenth Century Castile Nicola Jennings
3 Genealogy, Jewish Conversos, and Urban Conflict in Golden Age Spain. The Linajudos Enrique Soria Mesa
4 Doctor Constantino’s Doctrina Cristiana: Divine Compassion and True Faith in the Work of a Sixteenth Century Converso Author Michel Boeglin
5 Juan de Malara’s New-Christian Humanism Kevin Ingram
6 The Converso Issue and Early Modern Spanish Historiography Kevin Ingram
7 The Hebrew Bible, Jewish Tradition and the Redefinition of Catholicism in the Sixteenth Century Francisco Javier Perea Siller
8 The Morisco in Mateo Alemán’s Ozmín and Daraja Mohamed Saadan
9 Román’s Garden: Places, Spaces, and Religious Practice among the Moriscos of Deza Patrick J. O’Banion
10 Morisco Double Resistance William P. Childers
11 The Moriscos and the Christian Spirituality of Their Era Luis F. Bernabé Pons
12 Serán Siempre Moros? Assessing Conversion During the Expulsion of the Moriscos Stephanie M. Cavanaugh
All those interested in early modern socio-cultural history, the history and literature of Spain and Portugal, and the history of the Jews and Muslims in Spain and beyond. Keywords: Spain, sixteenth century, religious reform, Conversos, Jews, Moriscos, Muslims, humanism.