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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 History of the Marranos (New York: Harper and Row, 1966) p.
On this subject, see Miriam Bodian, "The Portuguese Dowry Societies in Venice and Amsterdam: A Case Study in Communal Differentiation within the Marrano Diaspora," Italia 6, 1-2 (1987): 30-61; especially 44.
Although "Spinoza himself was born a Jew, most of the community around him consisted of former Marranos, who brought with them from Iberia the weight and richness of the Marrano tradition, including their Catholic education and symbolism.
Today's issue is resolved in his novel by returning the Marrano chalice to the younger generation with the toast: "Let us drink to the future, without ever forgetting the past.
offers hints that Iago is Marrano, Shakespeare is exploiting the English
Neither does Nevins give us definitions: Is a Jew a Jew because he is born so despite becoming a "converso" or a marrano, outwardly Christian but observing Jewish traditions?
During the Inquisition, Alexy writes, "when a Marrano (Secret Jew) kissed the foot of the Madonna by his front door, who would have guessed that a mezuzah (a small tube containing a parchment scroll of Biblical passages) was concealed in the foot?
DesktopDirect meets all of my needs and continues to scale," said Michael Marrano, CTO for The Buckingham Research Group Incorporated.
Contract awarded for 3832 event marrano supply of meat, package for the month of november 2015
Montaigne's mother was a member of a Marrano family from Saragossa.
Marrano D, Campione O, Santini D, Piva P, Alberghini M, Casadei R.
A Marrano Jew of Venetian-Moroccan origin, she was identified in 1973 as the 'dark lady' of the Sonnets.
On the other hand, the rising share of gross intangible investment identified by Marrano et al.
See Americo Castro, cited in Yirmiahu Yovel, Spinoza and Other Heretics: The Marrano of Reason (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1989), 218n5, 220n12.
31) Elizabethan black existence is also documented in tax returns as Eldred Jones showed long ago, in court papers, as in the case against the Marrano Jewish physician Hector Nunes in 1588, in which his blackamoor maids are made to testify against him but not in their own person, and in medical records, as in Simon Foreman's casebooks describing his treatment of a black maid named Polonia in 1597.