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The Return of Carvajal - A Mystery (Hardcover) Loot Price: R422
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The Return of Carvajal - A Mystery (Hardcover): Ilan Stavans

The Return of Carvajal - A Mystery (Hardcover)

Ilan Stavans; Illustrated by Eko

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In 2017, the New York Times announced that the long-lost memoir of Luis de Carvajal the Younger had been rediscovered. Considered the first autobiography by a Jew in the Americas, the book had been stolen decades earlier from Mexico's National Archives. Here, Ilan Stavans recounts the extraordinary and entertaining story of the reappearance of this precious object and how its discovery opened up new vistas onto the world of secret Jews escaping the Spanish Inquisition. Called el Mozo (the Younger) to distinguish him from an uncle of the same name who was governor of Nuevo Leon, Luis de Carvajal learned of his Jewishness after being raised a Catholic. He came to recognize himself as a messiah for fellow crypto-Jews, and he was burned at the stake on December 8, 1596, in the biggest auto-da-fe in all of Latin America. His memoir-a 180-page manuscript written by a crypto-Jew targeted by the Holy Office of the Inquisition for unlawful proselytizing activities-was not only distinct but of enormous value. With characters such as conniving academics embroiled in a scholarly feud, a magnanimous philanthropist, naive booksellers, and a secondary cast that could be taken from a David Lynch film, The Return of Carvajal recounts the global intrigue that placed crypto-Jewish culture at the heart of contemporary debates on religion and identity.

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Imprint: Pennsylvania State University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2019
Authors: Ilan Stavans
Illustrators: Eko
Dimensions: 152 x 102 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 112
ISBN-13: 978-0-271-08470-1
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > Antiques & collectables
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs
Books > Arts & Architecture > Antiques & collectables > Books, manuscripts, ephemera & printed matter
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Historical, political & military
Books > Humanities > History > American history
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions
Books > Humanities > History > American history > General
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > General > Religious intolerance, persecution & conflict
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions > Judaism
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > General > Religious intolerance, persecution & conflict > General
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions > Judaism > General
Books > History > American history
Books > History > American history > General
Books > Biography > Historical, political & military
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Judaism
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Judaism > General
Books > Religion & Spirituality > General > Religious intolerance, persecution & conflict
Books > Religion & Spirituality > General > Religious intolerance, persecution & conflict > General
LSN: 0-271-08470-7
Barcode: 9780271084701

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