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Martinez-Davila, Roger L."Trans-Atlantic 'Hebrew' and Converso Networks: Conquistadors, Churchmen, and Crypto Jews in the Spanish Extremadura."Journal of Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian Crypto-Jews. 4 (2012).

Roger Martinez, Department of History

Article's Description

"Martinez-Davila presents a detailed and fascinating study of the famous Carvajal family from the Extremadura area of Spain, and shows how this and other crypto Jewish families were involved in the 'Hebrew' and Converso networks stretching from Spain and Portugal to Latin America. He shows how crypto Jews were involved in top religious and government positions. Peru, Bolivia, and (to a lesser extent) Argentina receive special attention." -- from the journal.

Posted: 01/10/2013