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Jillian Williams

University of Bristol

Jillian Williams is a historian of late medieval and early modern Iberia with research interests in food, domesticity, gender, and religious minorities. Her first book explores the role of food in defining and maintaining religious boundaries among Muslims, Jews, Christians, and converts. With food as a focal point, the larger concerns of interfaith differences are also illuminated in the context of conversions, expulsions, and the changing social structures of early modern Spanish society.

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    Jillian Williams is a historian of late medieval and early modern Iberia with research interests in food, domesticity, gender, and religious minorities. Her current research, based on archival materials in Spain and Italy, address the connection between domestic violence and religious coercion in multi-faith households. She is in the process of preparing a manuscript on Religion and Violence in the Early Modern Spanish Home which investigates the use of violence as a method of religious coercion among slaves, servants, families, and religious refugees. It is wide-ranging in scope, covering Iberia, Italy, North Africa, and the Spanish colonies from the fifteenth through seventeenth centuries.

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