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CU on the Air: Exploring and learning from coexistence in Medieval Spain

Listen to this University of Colorado Podcast at The co-existence of Christians, Muslims and Jews in Medieval Spain creates a fascinating snapshot of that period in history – the good and not-so-good – and offers important insights on co-existence today. In this episode of CU on the Air, host Ken...

New Book: Creating Conversos

Roger Louis Martínez-Dávila, Ph.D.
[:en] Appearing in print in early 2018. Creating Conversos: The Carvajal–Santa María Family in Early Modern Spain Roger Louis Martínez-Dávila In Creating Conversos, Roger Louis Martínez-Dávila 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...

[:en]From the Jerusalem Post: Grapevine: Coincidence and memory[:es]Jerusalem[:]

Roger Louis Martínez-Dávila, Ph.D.
[:en]Grapevine: Coincidence and memory From the Jerusalem Post 5 May 2016 "FOR ANYONE searching for their Sephardi Jewish roots, the name Genie Milgrom is a kind of open sesame. Milgrom is a Cuban American who was raised Catholic, whose family practiced certain Jewish customs handed down from generation to generation...

Trans-Atlantic “Hebrew” and Converso Networks: Conquistadors, Churchmen, and Crypto Jews in the Spanish Extremadura and Colonial Spanish America

Roger Louis Martínez-Dávila, Ph.D.
Introduction When Dr. Sabastian de Alarcon, the president, and judges of the Real Audiencia in the Andean city of La Plata received a letter on March 1, 1638, from King Felipe IV, they could not have been surprised by its contents and its claims. Within it, the king noted that...

Doreen Carvajal’s engaging new book: The Forgetting River

Roger Louis Martínez-Dávila, Ph.D.
  Doreen Carvajal, a delightful friend and talented researcher-writer, just published a wonderful new book on the Carvajal family -- The Forgetting River: A Modern Tale of Survival, Identity, and the Inquisition. I had the pleasure of meeting Doreen several years ago as she was researching her family and looking into the...