Marranos did not arrive in Amsterdam until around 1590, some 11 years after the Union of Utrecht (1579) and the birth of the United Provinces of the Netherlands as a Protestant state. They had to wait until 1615 before Jewish settlement was officially authorized, but the Marranos in Amsterdam differed from those in other Protestant countries in that they openly practiced Judaism almost from the moment of their arrival. Thanks to the Marranos, Amsterdam became one of the greatest Jewish centers in the world in the 17th century; it had some of the finest academies and produced some of the greatest Jewish thinkers.
בראש הספר: הקדשת יצחק סוייזא בריטו למשה בן אהרן די פינטו, סיון תקל"ב, בספרדית; רשימת הפרנומרנטים, בספרדית. בסוף הספר סליחות לחודש אלול בערבית.