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Published: 01 January 1989

556 Pages

ISBN: 9780197100608

Bookseller Code (06)

From Christianity to Judaism

Story of Isaac Orobio de Castro

Yosef Kaplan and Raphael Loewe

The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization in association with Liverpool University Press

A biography of Isaac Orobio de Castro, a crypto-Jew from Portugal and one of the most prominent intellectual figures in the 17th century. This work sheds light on the life of a Jewish community of former Christians in Amsterdam and examines their dilemmas and attempts to create a new identity.