Marrano


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(medieval Spain and Portugal) a disparaging term for a Jew who converted to Christianity in order to avoid persecution but continued to practice their religion secretly

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A partir de entonces empezo la declinacion; al comenzar la nueva centuria, el marrano seguia aportando a la economia de la isla, pero con menor fuerza que antes (86).
Marrano Poets of the Seventeenth Century: An Anthology of the Poetry of Joao Pinto Delgado, Antonio Enriquez Gomez, and Miguel de Barrios.
El tema de la Inquisicion ha sido, por antonomasia, un invitado especial en el ambito de la pintura y la literatura, en donde ha fundado toda una leyenda en la que sobresalen las arbitrariedades de la institucion, su extrema perversion y los infinitos y a cual mas horrorosos metodos para "confesar" a quienes se sospechaba de herejes, judios, marranos y moros.
Salomon, "The 'de Pinto' Manuscript, a 17th Century Marrano Family History," Stadia Rosenthaliana 9, no.
Mi tierra me hace mucha falta porque es que las cosas de alla no son como las de aqui, por ejemplo en la comida, uno alla no compraba la gallina, ni el marrano, ni el platano, no compraba el arroz, ni el maiz, muchas cosas alla nosotros las teniamos ahi a la mano (C1 Coralina).
Y el acucioso recopilador de Noticias de Mexico, Francisco Sedano, dejo constancia de que el 3 de junio de 1733 en el barrio de San Pablo de esta ciudad, una mujer morena pario un monstruo de figura de marrano, liso y sin pelo, de color tostado, cabeza grande, redonda, cerdas en la frente, boca grande, rasgada, 2 dientes, nariz chata, orejas de mono, rabo corto, los pies con pezunas, la mano derecha con 5 dedos y la izquierda con 4, su tamano regular de marranillo.
Less well known, but worthy of consideration, is Isaak Euchel's epistolary novel Igrot Meschullam ben Urijah ha-Eschtemo'i (1790) with its vivid portrayal of contemporary Marrano culture.
UniCredit Research economist Mauro Giorgio Marrano said that "any new measures implying an increase in expenditure.
The authors analyze the story of Maldonado da Silva as told in the historical fiction of the Chilean Guillermo Blanco (Camisa limpia, 1989) and Argentine Marcos Aguinis (La gesta del marrano, 1991).
10) Reference the OED definition of "marrano," which states that "Traditionally many lexicographers have accepted the derivation of Spanish marrano converted Jew or Muslim < Spanish marrano hog (10th cent.
Minni F, Casadei R, Perenze D, Greco VM, Marrano M, Margiotta A, Marrano D.
The undesirability of racial mixing between the American race and this marrano colony--marrano or ' pig' is the name given in the Golden Age to the fake converso Jews--does not mean that there can be no transculturation, although it is clear that it must not be accomplished by the mixing of races.
Giorgio Marrano, Haskel and Wallis (2009) for the UK, Javala, Aulin-Amhavarra and Alanen (2007) for Finland, van Rooijen-Horsten, den Bergen and Tanriseven (2008) for the Netherlands, Fukao, Sumio, Tsutomu and Konomi (2009) for Japan and Jona-Lasinio, Iommi and Roth (2009) for EU countries.
It grew out of the Casa Shalom Institute for Marrano and Anusim Studies whose director, Gloria Mound, has helped the descendants of marranos become re-acquainted with the Jewish portion of their identity by organizing Passover celebrations and other events in Majorca, home of a considerable marrano/converso community.
Only several thousand Jews lived in the US upon its establishment on July 4, 1776, most of them Marrano and people who were exiled or escaped from Spain in favor of colonies in North America.