Fractured faiths: A New Mexico exhibition to explore 12th century religious wars

By Chris Clark
Jewish woman from Tangier (1874)
NEW MEXICO---In the 10th through 13th centuries, Spain flowered into a golden age, as Muslim, Jewish and Catholic peoples achieved new heights in science, philosophy and the arts. That triculturalism, though, endured repeated challenges, first by fundamentalist Islamic Almohads in the 12th century, then by Christian kingdoms in the late-14th century, when it finally deteriorated into dissent, segregation and riots. [link]

New Mexico History Museum: "Fractured Faiths: Spanish Judaism, The Inquisition, and New World Identities" (May 22 - Dec. 31, 2016); Historic Plaza in Santa Fe Next to the Palace of the Governors, 113 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM; (505)476-5200;