Product DescriptionFirst published in 1973, this book traces the history of Luis de Carvajal the Younger and his family in Spain, their migration to the New World, their religious practices, and their adventures in New Spain until one by one they were put to flight or accused by the Inquisition. Luis was burned at the stake in 1596 at the age of thirty years. He left behind not only his legacy as an exemplary secret Jew but also valuable literary documents, his memoirs, his last will and testament, and his letters to his mother and sisters in the inquisitorial prison. “The saga of struggle] [Carvajal to maintain freedom of conscience in an oppressive society is here, he said dramatically [and] based on accurate and det… More>>

The Martyr: Luis de Carvajal, A Secret Jew in Sixteenth-Century Mexico

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