To the End of the Earth

To the End of the Earth

A History of the Crypto-Jews of New Mexico

eBook - 2005
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Stanley M. Hordes explores the remarkable story of crypto-Jews and the tenuous preservation of Jewish rituals and traditions in Mexico and New Mexico over the past five hundred years. He follows the crypto-Jews from their origins in medieval Spain and Portugal to their efforts to escape persecution by migrating to the New World and settling in the far reaches of the northern Mexican frontier. Drawing on individual biographies, family histories, Inquisition records, letters, and other primary sources, Hordes provides a richly detailed account of the economic, social, and religious lives of cryp.
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2005
ISBN: 9780231503181
0231503180
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (xxi, 348 pages) : illustrations, maps

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KatSu Aug 11, 2012

I got this because I had never heard of Crypto-Jews and had to find out what they were.
The book wasn't badly written, but it did read like a history book. After the first chapter or two I began skimming, I learned a lot I didn't know, but unless your a real history buff I would not recommend you delve into this.

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