The Persecution of the Jews and Muslims of Portugal. King Manuel I and the End of Religious Tolerance (1496-7)


Soyer, Francois (2007) The Persecution of the Jews and Muslims of Portugal. King Manuel I and the End of Religious Tolerance (1496-7), Leiden, Netherlands, E. J. Brill, 332pp. (The Medieval Mediterranean, 69).

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In 1496-7, King Manuel I of Portugal forced the Jews of his kingdom to convert to Christianity and expelled all his Muslim subjects. Portugal was the first kingdom of the Iberian Peninsula to end definitively Christian-Jewish-Muslim coexistence, creating an exclusively Christian realm. Drawing upon narrative and documentary sources in Portuguese, Spanish and Hebrew, this book pieces together the developments that led to the events of 1496-7 and presents a detailed reconstruction of the persecution. It challenges widely held views concerning the impact of the arrival in Portugal of the Jews expelled from Castile in 1492, the diplomatic wrangling that led to the forced conversion of the Portuguese Jews in 1497 and the causes behind the expulsion of the Muslim minority.

Item Type: Book
ISBNs: 9789004162624 (hardback)
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
D History General and Old World > DP Spain
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > History
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > Jewish History and Culture
ePrint ID: 58890
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:41
Publisher: E. J. Brill
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/58890

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