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Minorca, Severus of

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Severus of Minorca by Severus of Minorca( )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides an edited text, introduction, and the first English translation of a central document in the history of religious coercion in late antiquity: Severus of Minorca's Letter on the Conversion of the Jews. The Letter describes the forced conversion of the Jews of Minorca to Christianity in AD 418, allegedly under the influence of St Stephen's relics. Although ostensibly a hagiographical work, the Letter is fundamentally an anti-Jewish document, and therein lies its; interest for historians. It offers a fascinating perspective on Jewish-Christian relations in a Mediterranean town
 
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