The Crypto-Jews of Colonial New Mexico

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There is strong circumstantial evidence that some of the founders of New Mexico’s oldest Hispanic families may have been Jews hiding from the Inquisition on New Spain’s northern frontier in the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.  This presentation will attempt to untangle history from social myth and identity romanticism.  We have scenes presented by live actors from the play The Merchant of Santa Fe, written about the crypto-Jews of 1670 New Mexico. Suggested reading: To the End of the Earth: A History of the Crypto-Jews of New Mexico (2008) by Stanley M. Hordes.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Wed

CE South Building

Ramon Flores 

Please read: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment



Registration Closes On
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
5/3/2017 - 5/3/2017 Weekly - Wed 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Albuquerque, CE South Building  Map, Room: 107 Ramon Flores