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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...

Presentation at the New Mexico Jewish Historical Society 2013

Roger Louis Martínez-Dávila, Ph.D.
Presentation at the New Mexico Jewish Historical Society 2013 Annual Conference Taos, New Mexico 12 October 2013    

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...