The Conversos of Majorca. Hispania...

Life and death in a crypto-Jewish community of Conversos of XVII century Majorca.



The Conversos of Majorca. Hispania Judaica, v. 5


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Front MatterFront Flap Front Map Half Title Page Editorial BoardTitle PageCopyright PageDedication PageTable Of ContentsPREFACEACKNOWLEDGMENTSLIST OF ABBREVIATIONSContentsINTRODUCTIONI. THE STORY OF A MALSÍN, INFORMER OF THE HOLY OFFICEA Visit to MontesionPaper which Father Sabater presented to the Court, from Raphael Cortés de Alfonso The Making of a Malsin II. RENEGADES, MALSINES , AND OTHER INFORMERSFamily Conflicts, Quarrels and ThreatsThe case of Francisco Vizente Tarongi, Accuser of his mother The Complicity of 1678: Adjusting accusations and confessionsA Lesson in the Garden of Pedro Onofre CortésIII. LIFE IN THE GHETTO BEFORE AND AFTER THE COMPLICITY In Pedro Onofre's GardenThe secret Observance: Testimony of the maidservantsDecline of the secret Observance in the seventeenth century Terror and Hope of SalvationIV. MORE ABOUT LIFE IN THE CONVERSO GHETTO BEFORE AND AFTER THE COMPLICITY The Status of Majorca's Conversos within the Old-Christian SocietyThe Indictment by Dr. Fontamar and the testimony of the Old ChristiansLethargy of the Holy Office and its sudden activity in 1677: Causes and effectsV. THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF RAPHAEL CORTES DE ALFONSOFather Sebastian Sabater's second mission before the Tribunal The First Paper : Information about some emigrants The Second Paper : Conversation concerning the burning of Alonso Conversation concerning Christ as Sorcerer God eats only hearts , and the problem of circumcisionThe Third Paper : Conversations concerning fasts, sin, and salvationVI. DEATH OF A MALSIN Dr. Sancho's testimony: Discrepancies and suspicionsInvestigation of the cause of death: The lobster incidentIndiscretions on the part of the malsín and their possible consequencesRaphael Cortés de Alfonso's AgonyVII. THE ARREST OF PEDRO ONOFRE CORTES AND THE EMBARKATION ATTEMPT OF MARCH 7, 1688 Panic in La Calle del Sagell Pedro Onofre Cortés in prison: Confessions and denunciationsFailure of the embarkation plan and the arrest of the fugitivesVIII. FAITH VANQUISHEDLife in the prisons of 1688: Communications and denunciationsDemoralization of the prisoners: Vicious circle of confessions and denunciationsThe final stage and outcome of the trialsCauses of the tragedy: embarkation, messianic hopes and loss of faithThe Messianic hopes of Pedro Onofre: His last confessionsThe final conversion and death of Pedro Onofre: The auto de fe of May6, 1691PLATESMAP OF THE PALACIO AND ADJOINING BUILDINGS OF THE INQUISITION OF MAJORCA THE SITE OF THE BURNING OF THE BOY JACOB (ALONSO) LÓPEZ, AUTO DE FE AT 1675Back MatterAPPENDIX OF DOCUMENTSDOCUMENT I (A) THE SIX POSTHUMOUS PAPERS LEFT BY RAPHAEL CORTES DE ALFONSO FIRST PAPER (PAPEL PRIMERO) SECOND PAPER (PAPEL SEGUNDO) THIRD PAPER (PAPEL TERCERO) THE FOURTH PAPER (PAPEL QUARTO) THE FIFTH PAPER (PAPEL QUINTO) THE SIXTH PAPER (PAPEL SEXTO)DOCUMENT I (?) EXTRACTS FROM PEDRO ONOFRE CORTÉS DE GUILLERMO'S TRIAL RECORDSPAPEL QUE PRESENTO EL REO [ Paper submitted by the Defendant ]DOCUMENT II THE INSTRUCTIONS JOSEPH CORTES GAVE TO HIS DAUGHTERFIRST VOLUNTARY HEARING (30th of December, 1677) SECOND VOLUNTARY HEARING (Audience of January 5, 1678)AUDIENCE OF JANUARY 19, 1678 (Ratification of Testimony against accomplices )AUDIENCE OF FEBRUARY 4, 1678 (The Publication of Evidence )FOURTH VOLUNTARY HEARING (February 6, 1678)DOCUMENT III SOME PRAYERS THE CRYPTO-JEWS OF MAJORCA WERE STILL RECITING IN THE XVIIth CENTURY(a) The Prayer young Gabriel Piña taught Cathalina Bonnin in 1665(b) A version of the Paternoster in Mallorquín, often recited in the Converso Ghetto, according to the Law of Moses (c) Los catorce Artículos de la Fe, in Mallorquín(d) The Prayer Cathalina Pomar taught La Moyaneta(e) The Prayer taught Isabel Bonnin by her MotherDOCUMENT IV GABRIEL PIÑA'S DEATH IN PRISONDOCUMENT V QUESTIONING UNDER TORTURE AD ARBITRIUMAUDIENCE OF MARCH 17, 1691: The first AdmonitionCHRISTI NOMINE INVOCATOVOTE OF THE FINAL SENTENCE (Audience of March 17, 1691) BIBLIOGRAPHYMANUSCRIPT SOURCESPRINTED SOURCESTRIAL RECORDSI. CA USAS DE FE (HERESY), A.H.N., INQ. DE MALLORCA :II. CAUSAS DE FE, J.T.S. (NEW YORK) INQ. DE MALLORCA :III. PLEITOS CIVILES (Litigations), ?.?.?., INQ. DE MALLORCA :IV. RELACIONES DE CAUSAS DE FE, A.H.N., Inq. de Mallorca :INDICESPlacesNamesSubjectsBack Map Back Flap
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