All those interested in converso and Jesuit history, the history of Catholicism, the history of late medieval and early modern Iberia and Italy, as well as Spanish literature historians, historians of law, and theologians.
“This is a solid, scholarly volume that offers new material and new viewpoints on a theme that continues to excite interest.”
Henry Kamen, Barcelona. In: The Journal of Ecclesiastical History
Vol. 62, No. 4 (October 2011), pp. 832-833.
"splendid book" ... "This is required reading for all students of early Jesuit history, and it will also be of great interest to historians of early modern attitudes toward religious and racial difference".
Jonathan Wright, Hartlepool. In: Theological Studies
, Vol. 71, No. 4 (December 2010), pp. 963-964.
"tightly focused, highly erudite, fascinating" [...] "The argument in each chapter is supported by copious quotations from primary sources, many of them unpublished and little-known. To a nonspecialist Maryks’s expertise in this huge body of Jesuit literature is dazzling, and it is hard to imagine how he could be refuted. This is about as solid a piece of historical argumentation as I have ever seen. Despite the detail and erudition of the text, Maryks keeps the story moving from one point to the next". [...] "This is a book for academics, and it is specialized, but it is an excellent and important work with implications that go far beyond its immediate topic".
Matt Goldosh, The Ohio State University. In: Renaissance Quarterly
, 63 (Winter 2010), pp. 1344-1345.
“The Jesuit Order as a Synagogue of Jews provides a profound and convincing analysis — based on extensive archival work — of the conflict between theory and practice in the Society of Jesus.”
Thomas M. Cohen, The Catholic University of America. In: The Catholic Historical Review
, Vol. 99, No. 2 (April 2013), pp. 355-356.
“highly engaging and remarkably erudite … Maryks has crafted a scholarly and exciting volume that explores a fascinating theme with care and sophistication ... This is a remarkable book that will be of great interest to a diverse range of scholars from many different fields of study and research.”
Dean Phillip Bell, Spertus Institute, Chicago. In: Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations
Vol. 8, No. 1 (2013).
"Die Arbeit von Maryks ist gut dokumentiert und flüssig geschrieben... Der intendierte, „different reading of the sources and secondary literature“ (S. XXXII) aufgrund von Archivmaterial ist Maryks weitgehend gelungen."
Mariano Delgado, In: Freiburger Zeitschrift für Philosophie und Theologie
, Vol. 58, no. 2, (2011), pp. 596-598.
"una investigación rica y sugerente".
Juan A. Estrada. In: Archivo Teológico Granadino
, Vol. 75 (2012), pp. 258-259.