Creating Conversos: The Carvajal-Santa Mar?a Family in Early Modern Spain

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Creating Conversos: The Carvajal-Santa Mar?a Family in Early Modern Spain

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In Creating Conversos, Roger Louis Mart?nez-D?vila skillfully unravels the complex story of Jews who converted to Catholicism in Spain between the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries, migrated to colonial Mexico and Bolivia during the conquest of the Americas, and assumed prominent church and government positions. Rather than acting as alienated and marginalized subjects, the conversos were able to craft new identities and strategies not just for survival but for prospering in the most adverse circumstances. Mart?nez-D?vila provides an extensive, elaborately detailed case study of the Carvajal-Santa Mar?a clan from its beginnings in late fourteenth-century Castile. By tracing the family ties and intermarriages of the Jewish rabbinic ha-Levi lineage of Burgos, Spain (which became the converso Santa Mar?a clan) with the Old Christian Carvajal line of Plasencia, Spain, Mart?nez-D?vila demonstrates the family s changing identity, and how the monolithic notions of ethnic a