The Converso Returns

  • Kevin Ingram


In this final chapter Ingram focuses on the converos’ place within Spanish historiography, which changes dramatically when, in 1948, Americo Castro publishes Espana en su historia, arguing for a sixteenth-century intellectual environment dominated by New Christians. This leads to an increasingly tense debate, played out against the backdrop of Franco’s Spain, in which a conservative academy rejects Castro’s arguments. Ingram discusses this debate and more recent scholarship, which has begun to reveals the importance of the converso phenomenon in the development of an early modern Spanish culture.

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  • Kevin Ingram
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  1. 1.Division of HumanitiesSaint Louis UniversityMadridSpain

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