From Spanish Court to Italian Ghetto. Isaac Cardoso: A Study in Seventeenth-Century Marranism and Jewish Apologetics

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Small Quarto. xx, 524pp. Original illustrated dustjacket over bright red clothe with gilt lettering on cover. Frontispiece facsimile 1679. "A Study in Seventeenth-Century Marranism and Jewish Apologetics... tracing the remarkable career of the Marrano physician and Jewish apologist, Isaac Cardoso. Born in Portugal in 1604, Cardoso was raised and educated in Spain, where he lived for several decades as a nominal Christian. After teaching philosophy and medicine at the University of Valladolid, he came to Madrid, where he rapidly gained access to its vibrant social and intellectual life, and ultimately rose to be the physician at the royal court." (publisher). Illustrated with 8 facsimile title pages of Cardoso's work, including frontispiece. DJ with wear along edges, small chips, tears and creasing, light rubbing and scuffing. DJ in overall good-, interior in very good condition.

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