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(medieval Spain and Portugal) a Jew or Moor who professed to convert to Christianity in order to avoid persecution or expulsion

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Daviken Studnicki-Gizbert, "La Nation among the Nations: Portuguese and Other Maritime Trading Diasporas in the Atlantic, Sixteenth to Eighteenth Centuries," Atlantic Diasporas: Jews, Conversos, and Crypto-Jews in the Age of Mercantilism, 1500-1800, ed.
Atlantic Diasporas: Jews, Conversos and Crypto Jews in the Age of Mercantilism, 1500-1800
On Monday, March 10th Ann Converso was elected president of the UAN and it was announced that the UAN regained its seat on the AFL CIO Council.
The meeting agenda included an address from UAN President Ann Converso, RN, and an address from UAN Vice President, Joan Craft, RN.
In 2000, Converso was part of the UAN executive leadership team that paved the way for UAN's historic affiliation with the AFL-CIO.
Had I assumed that converso refugees in southwestern France were bound to "come out" as a bloc of Jews anyway, all details concerning the constructed nature of their Jewish identity would have seemed like relatively insignificant deviations from the norm, and the documentary sources would have appeared to be of limited analytical utility.
He proves that this is utterly false from extensive use of Jewish, Converso, and Old Christian sources.
Thus it was that the heir of a converso treasurer of Enrique IV of Castile was made first Count of Punonrostro, in spite of the fact that Don Juan Arias Davila, Bishop of Segovia, was given such a difficult time by Torquemada and the recently founded Inquisition.
As a translator and interpreter, respectively, Enrique and Alejandra create lives that negotiate the space between Spanish and English, between Cuban and American, between Jewish and converso, and between memory and forgetting.
Reinhard converso con Carlos Adese, director de la edicion en portugues de LATIN TRADE, sobre los planes de la empresa para el proximo ano.
Ciertamente los verdes en Europa la iniciaron - despues de que Jeremy Rifkin, activista estadounidense anti-tecnologia, hiciera un converso de Benedikt Haerlin, oficial del Partido Verde aleman, quien en la actualidad dirige una compana en contra de los productos GM.
Ogni esperimento narrativo, sembra rammentare Roda, conduce inevitabilmente ad un esito comune a tutta la produzione fantastica degli scapigliati: la parte assume, secondo l'artificio retorico della sineddoche, la centralita che, per converso, spetterebbe all'individuo corporeamente e psichicamente inteso.
NEW YORK -- John Varvatos unveiled his Fall/Winter 2009 John Varvatos Collection on Tuesday, January 20th 2009 at Chiesa sconsacrata di San Paolo Converso in Milan, Italy during Milan Men's Fashion Week.