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The polemics of conversion
Anna-Maria Machado Matheson

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The polemics of conversion
he representation of the New Christian in Anrique Da Mota's Farce of the Tailor.

Published 2005 .
Written in English.

About the Book

Anrique da Mota's Farce of the Tailor, written shortly after the general conversion in 1497, captures a particularly turbulent scene in Portuguese history. Compelled to devote an entire dialogue to the theme of conversion, Mota details and develops the New-Christian protagonist's spiritual predicament and plight for social justice. His use of the dramatic mode allows him to present a variety of contemporary perspectives and reactions towards the phenomenon of the New Christian, including that of the church figure, the Old Christian, God, and the New Christian himself. This paper will examine the social commentary delivered by Mota regarding the topic of conversion, as well as deconstruct his representation of a New-Christian character, discussing the blend of Jewish stereotypes, Christian folklore and Kabbalistic doctrine that constitute the description of the convert in Mota's farce.

Edition Notes

Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 44-02, page: 0649.

Thesis (M.A.)--University of Toronto, 2005.

Electronic version licensed for access by U. of T. users.

ROBARTS MICROTEXT copy on microfiche (1 microfiche).

The Physical Object

Pagination
80 leaves.
Number of pages
80

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL19217506M
ISBN 10
0494074388

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