Journal of Levantine Studies


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VOLUME 7, NO. 1 IS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE!
The current volume of the Journal of Levantine Studies pays tribute to Egyptian Jewish essayist and novelist Jacqueline Shohet Kahanoff by dedicating a thematic discussion to the concept of the Arab-Jew, which is strongly connected to the idea of Levantinism. In her writing Kahanoff considers the dilemmas of Mediterranean Jews and opens the possibilities of imagining a new geographical, political, cultural, and historical space: the Levant. Similarly, the idea of the Arab-Jew reflects the possibilities or impossibilities of the Levant and Levantine belonging. It offers possibilities of thinking beyond the politicized categories of ethnic identity and of considering the Mediterranean as a combination of local and regional histories.2 The three articles and essay presented in this thematic discussion attempt to highlight the Arab-Jew and propose new directions of research on the topic in light of the last decade’s rich scholarship regarding this important part of a Levantine world and identity.

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Vol. 6, Summer/Winter 2016: Political Dimensions of the Converso Phenomenon

Toward a Repolitization of the Converso Phenomenon in Portugal and Beyond | Guest Editor’s Note | Claude B. Stuczynski

To this day discussions of hidden, underground, and concealed identities often invoke the case of the Iberian conversosor also known as Marranos or New Christiansso much so, that the term marranism has become a paradigm of secret, variegated, divided, or restrained forms of Judaism.These views were celebrated in the past by those who endorsed essentialist perceptions of Marrano Jewishness, as well as by scholars who nowadays adopt the idea of a converso divided, liquid, or hybrid self

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  • Were God's People Destined to be Ruled by a Mortal King? A Judeo-Converso-Christian Tradition
    Yosi Yisraeli
    $5.00
  • Don Isaac Abravanel and the Conversos: Wealth, Politics, and Messianism
    Cedric Cohen Skalli
    $5.00
  • The Jewish Precedent in the Spanish Politics of Conversion of Muslims and Moriscos
    Isabelle Poutrin
    $5.00
  • Papal Power, the Portuguese Inquisition, and a Consilium of Cardinal Pier Paolo Pariseo
    Kenneth Stow
    $5.00
  • Conversos, Finance, and Military Campaigns in the Reign of Ferdinand the Catholic: A View from Sicily
    Nadia Zeldes
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  • The Dutch Occupation and Defense of Brazil: The Question of the Support of Jews and Conversos
    Moisés Orfali
    $5.00
  • Manuel Fernandes Vila Real at the Portuguese Embassy in Paris, 1644-1649: New Documents and Insights
    Carsten L. Wilke
    $5.00
  • “The Purity of Blood Privilege for Honors and Positions”: The Spanish Crown and the Ximenes de Aragão Family
    Ana Isabel López-Salazar
    $5.00
  • Papal Bulls and Converso Brokers: New Christian Agents at the Service of the Catholic Monarchy in the Roman Curia (1550-1650)
    Antonio J. Díaz Rodríguez
    $5.00
  • "Anticonverso" Trends among Converted Jews in Seventeenth-Century Europe
    José Alberto Tavim
    $5.00
  • Manuel de Gama de Pádua's Political Networks: Service, Subversion, and the Disruption of the Portuguese Inquisition
    Ana Paula Lloyd
    $5.00
  • The Nação as a Political Entity at the Court of Rome
    James W. Nelson Novoa
    $5.00
  • Portuguese New Christians among the Local Elites in Seventeenth-Century Cartagena de Indias
    Aliza Moreno-Goldschmidt
    $5.00
  • The Portuguese Jews in Amsterdam and the Language of Liberty
    Miriam Bodian
    $5.00
  • Moriscos in Sicily in the Years of the Expulsion (1609–1614)
    Asher Salah
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  • Mercantilism, Statebuilding, and Social Reform: The Government of the Marquis of Pombal and the Abolition of the Distinction between New and Old Christians
    Jorge M. Pedreira
    $5.00
  • Emancipating the Chuetas: From Enlightened Despotism to Radical Liberalism
    Nitai Shinan
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  • Crypto-Judaism in Post-Pombaline Portugal: Legal and Social Remnants
    Bruno Feitler
    $5.00

dock-ument aims to promote the theoretical discourse on topics related to various aspects of the Levant and the concept of the Levant, with preference given to personal essays and to lyrical prose. Its purpose is to encourage various perspectives and unique voices so they can be heard in a way that is not confined by the constraints of scientific discussion. The name, dockument, seeks to express the connection between text and context, between the pier, the home dock, and the ship of thoughts and reflections that will sail, we hope, to various interesting places.

+ Articles
  • Were God's People Destined to be Ruled by a Mortal King? A Judeo-Converso-Christian Tradition
    Yosi Yisraeli
    $5.00
  • Don Isaac Abravanel and the Conversos: Wealth, Politics, and Messianism
    Cedric Cohen Skalli
    $5.00
  • The Jewish Precedent in the Spanish Politics of Conversion of Muslims and Moriscos
    Isabelle Poutrin
    $5.00
  • Papal Power, the Portuguese Inquisition, and a Consilium of Cardinal Pier Paolo Pariseo
    Kenneth Stow
    $5.00
  • Conversos, Finance, and Military Campaigns in the Reign of Ferdinand the Catholic: A View from Sicily
    Nadia Zeldes
    Free download Download
  • The Dutch Occupation and Defense of Brazil: The Question of the Support of Jews and Conversos
    Moisés Orfali
    $5.00
  • Manuel Fernandes Vila Real at the Portuguese Embassy in Paris, 1644-1649: New Documents and Insights
    Carsten L. Wilke
    $5.00
  • “The Purity of Blood Privilege for Honors and Positions”: The Spanish Crown and the Ximenes de Aragão Family
    Ana Isabel López-Salazar
    $5.00
  • Papal Bulls and Converso Brokers: New Christian Agents at the Service of the Catholic Monarchy in the Roman Curia (1550-1650)
    Antonio J. Díaz Rodríguez
    $5.00
  • "Anticonverso" Trends among Converted Jews in Seventeenth-Century Europe
    José Alberto Tavim
    $5.00
  • Manuel de Gama de Pádua's Political Networks: Service, Subversion, and the Disruption of the Portuguese Inquisition
    Ana Paula Lloyd
    $5.00
  • The Nação as a Political Entity at the Court of Rome
    James W. Nelson Novoa
    $5.00
  • Portuguese New Christians among the Local Elites in Seventeenth-Century Cartagena de Indias
    Aliza Moreno-Goldschmidt
    $5.00
  • The Portuguese Jews in Amsterdam and the Language of Liberty
    Miriam Bodian
    $5.00
  • Moriscos in Sicily in the Years of the Expulsion (1609–1614)
    Asher Salah
    Free download Download
  • Mercantilism, Statebuilding, and Social Reform: The Government of the Marquis of Pombal and the Abolition of the Distinction between New and Old Christians
    Jorge M. Pedreira
    $5.00
  • Emancipating the Chuetas: From Enlightened Despotism to Radical Liberalism
    Nitai Shinan
    Free download Download
  • Crypto-Judaism in Post-Pombaline Portugal: Legal and Social Remnants
    Bruno Feitler
    $5.00
+ Dock-ument

dock-ument aims to promote the theoretical discourse on topics related to various aspects of the Levant and the concept of the Levant, with preference given to personal essays and to lyrical prose. Its purpose is to encourage various perspectives and unique voices so they can be heard in a way that is not confined by the constraints of scientific discussion. The name, dockument, seeks to express the connection between text and context, between the pier, the home dock, and the ship of thoughts and reflections that will sail, we hope, to various interesting places.



Journal of Levantine Studies

The Journal of Levantine Studies (JLS) is an interdisciplinary academic journal dedicated to the critical study of the geographical, social, and cultural settings which, in various periods of history, have been known as the “Levant.” The journal is published biannually in English in print and online by the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute.