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Response to Review of A Convert’s Tale: Art, Crime, and Jewish Apostasy in Renaissance Italy

The author is pleased to accept this thorough and eloquent review. The review thoughtfully discusses the book’s findings. It also draws out these findings’ broader historiographical implications for the study of both Jewish-Christian and patron-artist relations in the early modern era. It is gratifying to see the reviewer’s characterization of the book as a study which “pave[s] the way for a new genre” of historical writing. The author is glad to see this appreciation of the book’s methodological approach, as one that is particularly suited for elucidating the dominant typology of Italian conversions and its material, social, and gender aspects.