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Ilan Stavans and Steve SheinkinEl Iluminado: A Graphic Novel

Basic Books, 2012

by marshall poe on December 14, 2012

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Are you looking for a good Hanukkah gift? A good Christmas gift? Heck, any gift? Or maybe you just want to read a terrific book? Well I’ve got just the ticket: Ilan Stavans and Steve Sheinkin‘s, El Iluminado: A Graphic Novel (Basic Books, 2012). Stavans and Scheinkin team up to perform a minor miracle: they not only tell the story of hispanic crypto-Jews (conversos, marranos) in the Old and New Worlds, but they do it in the most entertaining, compelling way possible–with a great, moving, thought-provoking, and often funny (yes, funny) mystery. This is how popular history should be done. El Iluminado is–or should be–a model for all those scholars who want to bring their work to the public. I strongly urge you to take a look at the book and perhaps give it to someone you love.

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digital betacam format December 14, 2014 at 11:41 am

May I simply say what a relief to uncover somebody who truly knows
what they’re discussing over the internet.

You certainly realize how to bring an issue to light and make
it important. A lot more people really need to check this out and understand this side of the
story. It’s surprising you are not more popular since you most certainly possess the gift.

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