Isaac Orobio De Castro et son temps 1617–1687. Juif portugais d’ Espagne, de Toulouse et d’ Europe

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(188 words)

Translated title Isaac Orobio De Castro and his Time 1617–1687. Portuguese Jew of Spain, Toulouse and Europe

Monique Lise Cohen, Ruth Attias, Elie Szapiro.


Toulouse, France, 1992. 24 pp., illustrations: 4 b&w, 29.5 × 31 cm. French.


Bibliothèque Municipale de Toulouse (1992)


The life and times of this Marrano philosopher, physician and apologist, who rose to prominence in Spain, was denounced to the Inquisition and subjected to imprisonment and torture for three years, and forced to leave Spain. Orobio de Castro and his family settled first in Toulouse, and then in Amsterdam, where he declared his Jewish identity and became a distinguished member of the Spanish-Portuguese community. Catalog with numerous individual texts recounting Orobio de Castro’s life in Portugal, Spain, Toulouse and Amsterdam, and related topics such as the Jews of Amsterdam, the philosophy of Baruch Spinoza, Marranos and Judaism, Isaac Orobio de Castro’s literary works, etc. Unnumbered basic listing according to exhibition panel topics. Circa 40 items.

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FranceMarranosNetherlandsSpinoza, Baruch

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