Laura Delbrugge
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When a project takes years to complete, as this one has done, there are many people to thank. First and foremost, I thank Dr. Jessica Boon for not only bringing the Gamaliel to my attention but also for providing wisdom and insight at crucial steps in the creation of this edition. Secondly, I express my sincere gratitude to Dr. David Hook for his unflagging support and stalwart championship of both the Gamaliel and of my edition. Dr. Hook has been extraordinarily supportive with his time, research notes, and encouragement, all of which have been invaluable for this project. I cannot repay his generosity but will strive to pay it forward to other scholars, as he has so kindly done for me.

I also express my gratitude to my colleagues at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, especially Dr. Yaw Asamoah, Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, whose support for my sabbatical and the travel necessary to complete research for this book was greatly appreciated. In addition, thank you to Dr. Hillary Creely and the University Senate Research Committee for their support and funding. Special appreciation goes to the British Library in London for permission to edit the Gamaliel (Valencia: Juan Jofre, 1525, catalogue number C.37.f.17), and to the library staff for their help in my on-site investigations. Also, my sincere gratitude to Mireia Sentís, who generously collected and sent crucial Inquisitorial documents to me from Madrid at just the right moment. Thank you also to Dr. Jaume Aurell at the Universidad de Navarra for his invitation to present early research for this edition in Pamplona. Finally, many thanks to my colleagues at Clarion University of Pennsylvania for their support.

A special thank you to Drs. Donna Rogers and Montserrat Piera for their encouragement and editorial assistance. You two are unfailing supporters of both my work and of me, and I appreciate this more than you can ever know. Thank you also to the editors of the Medieval and Early Modern Iberian World Series at Brill Press, and to Marcella Mulder, intrepid editor, who never failed to answer an email with kind optimism and unflagging focus. It was a pleasure to work with all of you again.

I also send my sincere gratitude and love to my husband, Mark, and my children, Alex, Eric, and Maddie. Your patience has been remarkable (“Mama is working on the book … yes, still the same one!”), your support unwavering, and your love unconditional. Thanks so very much.

Finally, I dedicate this book to my parents, Bruce and Cheryl Waddingham, with my sincere appreciation for their support, love, and sacrifice on my behalf throughout the years. Miss you, Dad. Love you, Mom. Thank you.

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