Marginal Voices: Studies in Converso Literature of Medieval and Golden Age Spain(2012)
AbstractThe conversos of late medieval and Golden Age Spain were Christians whose Jewish ancestors had been forced to change faiths within a society that developed a preoccupation with pure Christian lineage. The aims of this book is to shed new light on the cultural impact of this social climate, in which public suspicion of the religious sincerity of conversos became widespread and scrutiny by the Inquisition came to impede social advancement and threaten life and property. The bulk of the essays center on literary works, including lesser known and canonical pieces, which are analyzed by scholars who reveal the heterogeneous nature of textual voices that are informed by an awareness of the marginal status of conversos.
Publication DateFebruary, 2012
EditorAmy Aronson-Friedman and Gregory B. Kplan
Citation InformationAmy Aronson-Friedman and Gregory B. Kaplan. Marginal Voices: Studies in Converso Literature of Medieval and Golden Age Spain. (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/gregory_kaplan/7/