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This quantity offers with conversions to Judaism from the sixteenth to the 18th century. It offers six case experiences via top overseas students on phenomena as crypto-Judaism, "judaizing," reversion of Jewish-Christian converts and mystery conversion of non-Jewish Christians for highbrow purposes. the 1st contributions study George Buchanan and John Dury, via 3 reviews of the milieu of overdue seventeenth-century Amsterdam. The final essay is anxious with Lord George Gordon and Cabbalistic Freemasonry. The contributions may be of curiosity for highbrow historians, but in addition historians of political concept or Jewish stories. members contain: Elisheva Carlebach, Allison P. Coudert, Martin Mulsow, Richard H. Popkin, Marsha Keith Schuchard, and Arthur Williamson.

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