Identidad judeo-cristiana e identidades insulares en áreas de frontera: Los intereses judeoconversos en Tenerife en el tejido mercantil atlántico (1550-1650)

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People of different origins settled in the Canary Islands during the period of consolidation of the Atlantic, among them an important community of Judeo-Christians with an interest in the Atlantic economy. These agents were aware that they had to intervene in the local political and mercantile administration in order to boost their connections. Therefore, their personal profits – and those of the members of their network – were juxtaposed with the potential economic performance of an insular space.
Supported by classic island studies and new documentary contributions, this research aims to study the New Christians as conductive elements that united the needs of the archipelago with the Atlantic commercial circuit and, at the same time, represented the interests of foreign networks. Ultimately, this communion of interests impacted on the social conformation of a border space and on the construction of an identity of identities in the insular population.
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)29-46
Number of pages17
JournalCadernos de Estudos Sefarditas
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Trade
  • Transnational
  • Cross-border
  • Contact area
  • Islander
  • Ocean

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