See also:term applied to Jewish Christians in Spain . Converted to
See also:Roman Catholicism under compulsion, these " New Christians " often continued to observe Jewish
See also:rites in their homes, as the Inquisition records attest . It was in fact largely due to the Maranos that the
See also:Spanish Inquisition was founded . The Maranos made rapid strides in prosperity, and " accumulated honours,
See also:wealth and popular hatred " (
See also:History of the Spanish Inquisition, i . 125) . This was one of the causes that led to the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492 . Maranos emigrated to various countries, but many remained in the Peninsula . Subsequently distinguished individuals
See also:left home for more tolerant lands . The Jewish community in
See also:London was refounded by Maranos in the first
See also:half of the 17th century .
See also:Hamburg commerce, too, owed much to the enterprise of Portuguese Maranos . In Amsterdam many Maranos found
See also:Spinoza was descended from such a
See also:family . There are still remnants of
See also:Marano families in
See also:Portugal .
See Lea, loc. cit. and elsewhere; see
See also:index s.v . " New Christian ";
See also:Graetz, History of the Jews, Eng. trans, see index s.v . " Marranos "; M . Kayserling, in Jewish Encyclopedia, viii . 318 seq . ; and for the
See also:day Jewish Quarterly Review, xv . 251 seq . (I .
MARANHAO, or MARANHAM (Span. Maranon, the name give...
MARASH (anc. Germanicia-Marasion)
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