Anna And Tranquillo: Catholic Anxiety And Jewish Protest In The Age Of Revolutions

November 22, 2016|
Anna And Tranquillo: Catholic Anxiety And Jewish Protest In The Age Of Revolutions by Kenneth Stow
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A historical interpretation of the diary of an eighteenth-century Jewish woman who resisted the efforts of the papal authorities to force her religious conversion

After being seized by the papal police in Rome in May 1749, Anna del Monte, a Jew, kept a diary detailing her captors’ efforts over the next thirteen days to force her conversion to Catholicism. Anna’s powerful chronicle of her ordeal at the hands of authorities of the Roman Catholic Church, originally circulated by her brother Tranquillo in 1793, receives its first English-language translation along with an insightful interpretation by Kenneth Stow of the incident’s legal and historical significance. Stow’s analysis of Anna’s dramatic story of prejudice, injustice, resistance, and survival during her two-week imprisonment in the Roman House of Converts—and her brother’s later efforts to protest state-sanctioned, religion-based abuses—provides a detailed view of the separate forces on either side of the struggle between religious and civil law in the years just prior to the massive political and social upheavals in America and Europe.
Kenneth Stow is the author of Theater of Acculturation: The Roman Ghetto in the Sixteenth Century and Alienated Minority: The Jews of Medieval Latin Europe and founding editor of the journal Jewish History. He is currently a research associate in the Department of History, Smith College, and emeritus professor, University of Haifa, Isr...
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Title:Anna And Tranquillo: Catholic Anxiety And Jewish Protest In The Age Of Revolutions
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:312 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:312 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 1 in
Published:November 22, 2016
Publisher:Yale University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780300219043

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