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The New Christians of Spanish Naples, 1528-1671 : a fragile elite /
Peter Mazur, Research Fellow, University of York.
imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, c2013
description
vii, 197 p.
ISBN
1137295147, 9781137295149
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imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, c2013
isbn
1137295147
9781137295149
contents note
From Jews to New Christians : religious minorities in the making of Spanish Naples -- Conversos in counter-reformation Italy -- "El de los Catalanes" : the first campaign against the New Christians, 1569-1582 -- The rise of the Portuguese merchant bankers, 1580-1656 -- The inquisition against the Vaaz.
catalogue key
9001649
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-192) and index.
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Summaries
Main Description
Despite its reputation as the breeding ground of religious warfare and intolerance, the Mediterranean in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries nevertheless contained space for religious coexistence and even collaboration. The story of the conversos of Naples, a teeming commercial and military center under the control of Spain, shows how an enterprising and well-organized minority could accumulate wealth and influence, even obtaining aristocratic titles and key political roles, through an improbable alliance with the very men who were responsible for enforcing the citys Catholic identity and the imperial mission of the Spanish monarchy: the citys viceroys. Despite numerous attacks on their position, not least from the Inquisition, the conversos of Naples achieved a level of prestige and stability in this city that calls into question stereotypes about the nature of Spanish imperialism and the obstacles that the converso minority presented to it.
Main Description
Despite its reputation as the breeding ground of religious warfare and intolerance, the Mediterranean in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries nevertheless contained space for religious coexistence and even collaboration. The story of the conversos of Naples, a teeming commercial and military center under the of Spain, shows how an enterprising and well-organized minority could accumulate wealth and influence, even obtaining aristocratic titles and key political roles, through animprobable alliance with the very men who were responsible for enforcing the city's Catholic identity and the imperial mission of the Spanish monarchy: the city's viceroys. Despite numerous attacks on their position, not least from the Inquisition, the conversos of Naples achieved a level of prestige and stability in this city that calls into question stereotypes about the nature of Spanish imperialism and the obstacles that the converso minority presented to it.
Long Description
Despite its reputation as the breeding ground of religious warfare and intolerance, the Mediterranean in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries nevertheless contained space for religious coexistence and even collaboration. The story of the conversos of Naples, a teeming commercial and military center under the control of Spain, shows how an enterprising and well-organized minority could accumulate wealth and influence, even obtaining aristocratic titles and key political roles, through an improbable alliance with the very men who were responsible for enforcing the city's Catholic identity and the imperial mission of the Spanish monarchy: the city's viceroys. Despite numerous attacks on their position, not least from the Inquisition, the conversos of Naples achieved a level of prestige and stability in this city that calls into question stereotypes about the nature of Spanish imperialism and the obstacles that the converso minority presented to it.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. vi
List of Abbreviationsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
From Jews to New Christians: Religious Minorities in the Making of Spanish Naplesp. 11
Conversos in Counter-Reformation Italyp. 34
├┤El de los Catalanes": The First Campaign against the New Christians, 1569-1582p. 60
The Rise of the Portuguese Merchant-Bankers, 1580-1648p. 81
The Inquisition against the Vaazp. 100
Conclusionp. 119
Appendix: Documents from the 1569-1581 Campaignp. 121
Notesp. 161
Select Bibliographyp. 181
Indexp. 193
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