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Title: Antisemitic Conspiracy Theories in the Early Modern Iberian World: Narratives of Fear and Hatred
Contributor(s): Soyer, Francois  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2019-04-25
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/26854
Abstract: In Antisemitic Conspiracy Theories in the Early Modern Iberian World: Narratives of Fear and Hatred, Francois Soyer offers the first detailed historical analysis of antisemitic conspiracy theories in Spain, Portugal and their overseas colonies between 1450 and 1750. These conspiracy theories accused Jews and conversos, the descendants of medieval Jewish converts to Christianity, of deadly plots and blamed them for a range of social, religious, military and economic problems. Ultimately, many Iberian antisemitic conspiracy theorists aimed to create a ‘moral panic’ about the converso presence in Iberian society, thereby justifying the legitimacy of ethnic discrimination within the Church and society. Moreover, they were also exploited by some churchmen seeking to impose an idealized sense of communal identity upon the lay faithful.
Publication Type: Book
Publisher: Brill
Place of Publication: Leiden, The Netherlands
ISBN: 9789004395503
9789004395602
Field of Research (FOR): 210307 European History (excl. British, Classical Greek and Roman)
220209 History of Ideas
220404 Jewish Studies
HERDC Category Description: A1 Authored Book - Scholarly
Extent of Pages: 315
Series Name: The Iberian Religious World
Series Number : 5
Appears in Collections:Book
School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

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