Moore, Kenneth

Published by Notre Dame, Ind. ; University Of Notre Dame Press, 1976
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Original Cloth. 8vo. VIII, 218, [2] pages. 24 cm. First edition. "In this volume an urban anthropologist examines a Jewish community that has shown a unique capacity for persistence, for it is the only continuously surviving Jewish ethnic tradition in Spain. The Xuetas of Mallorca are the descendants of Jews who have lived on the island since Moorish or possibly Roman times. Through compelled to convert to Christianity in 1435, the Mallorcan Jews continued to persist for centuries as a crypto-Jewish community, a Christian guild, and an occupationally specialized barrio. Enduring economic collapse, religious persecution, political pressure, slander and plague, the Xuetas of Mallorca entered the twentieth century organized in an occupationally specialized and endogamous community that was in all respects culturally Jewish except for the fact that its members were practicing Catholics. " - From the Jacket. Both a general history of the Jewish presence on Mallorca, a history of the Xuetas (Chuetas) , and their postwar integration into Mallorcan society. "Chuetas, term of abuse given to the Marranos of Majorca, who lived as a separate and distinct community within Majorcan society after their ancestors had been compulsorily baptized at the time of the persecutions of 1391 and 1435. Opinions differ concerning the origin of this term. Some hold that it is derived from the Majorcan chuya, meaning 'pork'; according to another hypothesis, the term is derived from xuhita or xuheta, the Majorcan form of judio ('Jew') . Unlike other places in what used to be the Crowns of Castile and Aragon, the Conversos, that is the Chuetas, of Majorca were the only group of New Christians who continued to live together and, apparently, to adhere to some form of Crypto-Judaism. The Chuetas, largely silversmiths, still live in a special district, where they have their own church, Santa Eulalia. " - EJ 2008. Subjects: Chuetas. Chuetas. Social history. Joden-christenen. Marranen. Majorca (Spain) - Social conditions. Spain - Majorca. Chuetas. Previous owners name and bookstamp on endpage and title page; otherwise clean and fresh in very good jacket. Very good condition. (SEF-52-21) Sef8. (ja). Bookseller Inventory # 35133

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Publisher: Notre Dame, Ind. ; University Of Notre Dame Press

Publication Date: 1976

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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