I TATTI STUDIES IN ITALIAN RENAISSANCE HISTORY
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A Convert’s Tale

Art, Crime, and Jewish Apostasy in Renaissance Italy

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$49.95 • £39.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780674237537

Publication Date: 12/03/2019

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400 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

10 photos, 3 illus.

I Tatti Studies in Italian Renaissance History

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  • Introduction: The Convert’s Tale
  • I. The Virtuoso Jew
    • 1. A Moneylender’s Son Turned Goldsmith
    • 2. The Jewish Widow’s Testament
    • 3. Eleonora of Aragon’s Court Goldsmith
    • 4. A Murdered Child
    • 5. Friends and Foes
  • II. Apostasy
    • 6. A Jewish Sodomite?
    • 7. Conversions: Voluntary and Coerced
    • 8. Princely Justice and Christian Piety
    • 9. Baptizing the Jews
  • III. A Family of Converts
    • 10. A Haunting Past
    • 11. Travels and Troubles
    • 12. Cesare Borgia’s “Queen of Swords”
    • 13. Anna: Lucrezia Borgia’s Damsel
    • 14. Sister Theodora: From Jewish Girl to Bride of Christ
    • 15. The Family Workshop: Master Ercole and His Sons
  • IV. Between Christians and Jews
    • 16. In Prison, Again
    • 17. Plague and Malaria
    • 18. Ferrara at War
    • 19. Glitter and Grief
    • 20. Gold Pawned to the Jews
  • Epilogue: One of the Faithful?
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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