Winner 1998 National Jewish Book Award in History Winner 1998 Koret Prize for History
An engaging introduction to the tortuous plight faced by exiled conversos in Amsterdam and their methods of response." —Choice
In this skillful and well-argued book Miriam Bodian explores the communal history of the Portuguese Jews... who settled in Amsterdam in the seventeenth century." —Sixteenth Century Journal
Drawing on family and communal records, diaries, memoirs, and literary works, among other sources, Miriam Bodian tells the moving story of how Portuguese "new Christian"immigrants in 17th-century Amsterdam fashioned a close and cohesive community that recreated a Jewish religious identity while retaining its Iberian heritage.