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A Thorn In The Community: Popular Religious Practice And Converso Dissidence In The District Of Molina De Aragon

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This chapter describes the events that took place in the district of Molina de Aragón from the late fifteenth to the mid sixteenth centuries. This timeframe allows the author to examine a number of crypto-Jews and their descendents, focusing particularly on the Rodríguez and Cortés families. Judging by the descriptions of the Inquisition trials analyzed for this study, Judaizing was prevalent in the Converso community of Molina in the last decades of the fifteenth century. The chapter approaches these cases with some caution, however, as the majority were presented against deceased people. From the trial records of the descendents of Molina's Judaizers, it is difficult to ascertain their true religious beliefs. While it would seem that they had left Jewish practice behind, they had still not embraced Catholicism. The chapter finally examines the cases against the Bernal and Cortés families, both linked through endogamous marriage unions.

Keywords: Bernal family; Catholicism; Converso community; Cortés family; crypto-Jews; endogamous marriage unions; Jewish practice; Judaizers; Molina de Aragón; Rodríguez family



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