This quantity offers with conversions to Judaism from the sixteenth to the 18th century. It offers six case stories via top foreign students on phenomena as crypto-Judaism, "judaizing," reversion of Jewish-Christian converts and mystery conversion of non-Jewish Christians for highbrow purposes. the 1st contributions learn George Buchanan and John Dury, by way of 3 reviews of the milieu of past due seventeenth-century Amsterdam. The final essay is anxious with Lord George Gordon and Cabbalistic Freemasonry. The contributions could be of curiosity for highbrow historians, but in addition historians of political inspiration or Jewish experiences. members contain: Elisheva Carlebach, Allison P. Coudert, Martin Mulsow, Richard H. Popkin, Marsha Keith Schuchard, and Arthur Williamson.
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