Testigos de la profanación. Conversos españoles ante la destrucción de cementerios judíos tras la Expulsión de 1492
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The conversion of Jews after the Edict of Expulsion of 1492 was completely different from the previous ones. In this case, Jews found out that there were no more ex-coreligionists, synagogues or symbols to link with their previous religion. Historiography has largely debated about the situation of the converted- Jews, counting a wide range of opinions from those who advocate for their total assimilation, to those who propose their absolute resistance to integration. However, little attention has been paid, in that process, to the impact that the destruction of their material and symbolic environment had, considering the emotional charge these spaces embodied. As an example, cemeteries were destroyed in order to remove any sign of Judaism. Only the generation of converts after the Edict of Expulsion witnessed the suppression of those sacred places. In the following pages, we will describe and analyse the systematic profanation and destruction of graves, with the purpose of measuring to what extent these actions could have influenced the process of (re)integration of the Spanish judeoconversos.
Caselli, Elisa (2020-12-22). Testigos de la profanación. Conversos españoles ante la destrucción de cementerios judíos tras la Expulsión de 1492 . (info:eu-repo/semantics/article). Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad de Buenos Aires. [consultado: ] Disponible en el Repositorio Digital Institucional de la Universidad de Buenos Aires: <http://revistascientificas.filo.uba.ar/index.php/analesHAMM/article/view/7687>