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Forced baptisms : histories of Jews, Christians, and converts in papal Rome

Author: Marina Caffiero; Lydia G Cochrane
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2012.
Series: S. Mark Taper Foundation imprint in Jewish studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book makes use of newly available archival sources to reexamine the Roman Catholic Church's policy, from the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries, of coercing the Jews of Rome into converting to Christianity. Marina Caffiero, one of the first historians permitted access to these important archives, sets individual stories of denunciation, betrayal, pleading, and conflict into historical context to highlight the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Church history
History
Named Person: Benedict, Pope; Benedict, Pope; Benedikt, Papst
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marina Caffiero; Lydia G Cochrane
ISBN: 9780520254510 0520254511
OCLC Number: 712114164
Language Note: Translated from the Italian.
Description: x, 317 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Negotiated relations: popes, the church, the Jews --
Favor fidei: the birth of a new jurisprudence --
Offerings of Jewish infants to the Catholic faith --
Cruel grandparents --
Denunciations and retractions --
Baptisms, doctrines, rites, and symbols --
Plural identities: neophytes male and female.
Series Title: S. Mark Taper Foundation imprint in Jewish studies.
Other Titles: Battesimi forzati.
Responsibility: Marina Caffiero ; translated by Lydia G. Cochrane.

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Makes use of archival sources to reexamine the Roman Catholic Church's policy, from the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries, of coercing the Jews of Rome into converting to Christianity. This title  Read more...

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"This absolutely splendid research is destined to be a hallmark of scholarship in years to come." Catholic Library World

 
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