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As of the mid-16th century, Conversos from the Iberian Peninsula, descendants of forcibly converted Jews, gradually settled in Bordeaux and its surroundings. As New Christians, they had been given economic privileges; in order not to lose those, they only reluctantly avowed themselves Jews. Due to their special legal status, the eventually re-converted Sep…

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Frauke von Rohden, Leipzig, “Bordeaux”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 18 December 2018 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170409

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