The popular name acquired by the Converses (see above) and their descendants.

Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament. . 2012.

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  • Marranos — Marranen, auch Marranos ist eine im Mittelalter und in der frühen Neuzeit übliche, abfällige Bezeichnung für die, zumeist unter Zwang, zum Christentum übergetretenen Juden und Muslime, die zum Teil heimlich ihre alte Religion praktizierten. In… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Marranos — n. Spanish or Portuguese Jew who was forced to convert to Christianity in the Middle Ages and often retained a hidden Jewish identity …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Marranos in Spain — Jews in Spain that were forced to convert to Christianity but remained faithful to Judaism and secretly practiced as Jews …   English contemporary dictionary

  • History of the Marranos in England — The History of Marranos in England consists of the Marranos contribution and achievement in England.Arrival of MarranosToward the middle of the seventeenth century a considerable number of Marrano merchants settled in London and formed there a… …   Wikipedia

  • Cueva de los Marranos — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda La Cueva de los Marranos se encuentra en Venta de Fresnedo, dentro del municipio de Lamasón, Cantabria. Para acceder a ella hay que seguir un sendero que lleva directamente a estar surgencia de dos bocas.… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Marrano — Marranos: Secret Seder in Spain during the times of inquisition, painting by Moshe Maimon Marranos were Jews living in the Iberian peninsula who were forced to convert to Christianity but continued to observe Judaism in secret. The term came into …   Wikipedia

  • marrano — {{hw}}{{marrano}}{{/hw}}s. m. 1 Epiteto offensivo attribuito dagli Spagnoli fino al XVII XVIII sec. all ebreo o al musulmano convertito. 2 (est., fig.) Uomo falso o cattivo. 3 (scherz.) Zotico, villanzone. ETIMOLOGIA: dallo spagn. marrano ‘porco’ …   Enciclopedia di italiano

  • MARRANO DIASPORA — new christians began to leave spain in the wake of the mass conversions of 1391 and portugal after the forced conversions in 1497. The tide of emigration ebbed and flowed, but was always stimulated by the advent of new disasters, such as the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Marrano — /meuh rah noh/, n., pl. Marranos. a Spanish or Portuguese Jew who was converted to Christianity during the late Middle Ages, usually under threat of death or persecution, esp. one who continued to adhere to Judaism in secret. [ < Sp: lit., pig,… …   Universalium

  • Marranen — oder Marranos, auch conversos und Neuchristen (span. Cristianos nuevos, port. Cristãos novos) sind iberische Juden und deren Nachkommen, die unter Zwang oder schwerem Druck zum Christentum bekehrt wurden. Oft wurde ihnen vorgeworfen, als… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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