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The Anxiety of Sameness In Early Modern Spain$
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Christina H. Lee

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781784991203

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781784991203.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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The Anxiety of Sameness In Early Modern Spain
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Christina H. Lee

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781784991203.003.0008

In the “Introduction,” Lee provides the theoretical framework of her book, which is founded on the notion that all textual production—literary and documentary—are valid in understanding the early modern Spanish experience. She then explains the historical context for understanding the pervasive desire of New Christians and lowborns to “pass” for dominant members of society and proposes that dominant’s anxiety of sameness becomes a focal point in the construction of the other. She then summaries of the sections that encompass the book.

Keywords:   Reconquest, Sentencia-estatuto, Anti-semitism, 1492, Fall of Granada, Moriscos, Conversos, New Christians, Expulsion of Muslims, Expulsion of Jews

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