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Lope de Vera y Alarcón was an Old Christian Hebraist at the University of Salamanca in the late 1630s. In his professional training, he had access to texts that few people in Spain were permitted to see. His subversive reading of Erasmus and the Hebrew diary of David Reuveni, among other works, were not the only factors in his becoming a "judaizer," but by his own account they were of great importance. The texts I will present are excerpts from his Inquisition trial (1639-1644).

This presentation is for the following text(s):

  • Inquisition file of Lope de Vera y Alarcón (1639-1644)

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http://wesscholar.wesleyan.edu/emw/emw2009/

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Start Date

25-8-2009 9:00 AM

Location

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies, Harvard University

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Aug 25th, 9:00 AM

The Power of Texts in the Conversion of an Old Christian Hebraist

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies, Harvard University

Lope de Vera y Alarcón was an Old Christian Hebraist at the University of Salamanca in the late 1630s. In his professional training, he had access to texts that few people in Spain were permitted to see. His subversive reading of Erasmus and the Hebrew diary of David Reuveni, among other works, were not the only factors in his becoming a "judaizer," but by his own account they were of great importance. The texts I will present are excerpts from his Inquisition trial (1639-1644).

This presentation is for the following text(s):

  • Inquisition file of Lope de Vera y Alarcón (1639-1644)

http://fordham.bepress.com/emw/emw2009/emw2009/10