Misera Hispania

Jews and Conversos in Alonso de Espina's Fortalitium Fidei

Author: Rosa Vidal Doval

Publisher: Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature


Category: History

Page: 194

View: 978

Fortalitium fidei is one of the central texts in the controversy surrounding the religious and social status of conversos in fifteenth-century Castile. This monograph provides a close analysis of the text itself and contextualizes this study through comparison with pro-converso texts and with reference to Alonso de Espina's career as an Observant Franciscan. After an outline of the development of the converso problem, it offers a biography of Espina and a discussion of the context of production of Fortalitium fidei. There is then a discussion of three works of theology in defence of conversos: Alonso de Cartagena's Defensorium unitatis christianae, Juan de Torquemada's Tractatus contra madianitas et ismaelitas, and Alonso de Oropesa's Lumen ad revelationem gentium. The rest of the work is detailed reading of Fortalitium fidei, with chapters on the image of the fortress, the treatment of Jews and Judaism, and of conversos. This volume addresses the extent and nature of the debate about conversos, the development of models of genealogical exclusion, and the role of Espina and his text in the ending of religious plurality in Spain.

The Conversos and Moriscos in Late Medieval Spain and Beyond

Departures and Change

Author: Kevin Ingram

Publisher: BRILL


Category: History

Page: 363

View: 654

Converso and Morisco are the terms applied to those Jews and Muslims who converted to Christianity (mostly under duress) in late medieval Spain. "Converso and Moriscos Studies" examines the manifold cultural implications of these mass convertions.

Tres noveles cortes para practicar y aprender inglés

Three short stories to learn English with audios

Author: Noreen J. Byrne

Publisher: Noreen J. Byrne


Category: Young Adult Fiction


View: 456

Three new and exciting stories in English and Spanish with audios on author´s website. Read, listen, and repeat with a native English teacher.

Wounds of Love

The Mystical Marriage of Saint Rose of Lima

Author: Frank Graziano

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand


Category: Religion

Page: 338

View: 953

St. Rose of Lima (Isabel Flores y Oliva, 1586-1617) was canonized in 1671 as the first saint of the New World and Patron of the Americas. In this engrossing new biography, Frank Graziano offers the most comprehensive examination of the life of Rose to appear in any language. An obscure, self-mortifying mystic, Rose seems a strange choice for the distinction of first American saint. Graziano argues that the cult that grew up around St. Rose during her life and greatly expanded after her death was seen by both Church and State as a challenge and even a threat to authority. For that reason, he contends, the Church acted quickly to render her harmless by "bringing her into the fold." Graziano goes on to consider Rose's ascetic Christianity in its cultural context. He seeks to discover why the severe austerities and mortifications of female piety that today are regarded as psychopathological were lauded as exemplary means of worship in the seventeenth century. In fact, he shows, St.; Rose's behavior and experiences were initially regarded as pathological by many significant observers within her own culture, but such assessments were gradually dismissed as her saintly image was constructed. Drawing on key archival sources and the insights offered by psychoanalytic theory, Graziano constructs a compelling portrait of one of the Catholic Church's most beloved saints.

Enciclopedia Judaica Castellana

El Pueblo Judio en El Pasado Y El Presente; Su Historia, Su Religion, Sus Constumbres, Sus Literature, Au Arte, Sus Homibres, Sus Situacion en El Mundo




Category: Jews


View: 392

Antología de la Literatura Española

Renacimiento y siglo de oro

Author: B?rbara Mujica

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 625

View: 881