The Spanish Inquisition

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 15, 2008 - History - 192 pages
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This book challenges the reputation of the Spanish Inquisition asan instrument of religious persecution, torture and repressionandlooks at its wider role as an educative force in society.

  • A reassessment of the history of the Spanish Inquisition.
  • Challenges the reputation of the Inquisition as an instrumentof religious persecution, torture and repression.
  • Looks at the wider role of the Inquisition as an educativeforce in society.
  • Draws on the findings of recent research by American, Britishand European scholars.
  • Includes original documentary evidence in translation.
 

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Contents

1 The Historiography of the Inquisition
1
2 The Inquisition as an Institution
21
3 The Inquisition and the Converso
47
4 The Inquisition and the Morisco
72
5 The Inquisition and Protestantism
90
6 The Inquisition and Minor Heresy
114
7 The Decline and Abolition of the Inquisition
135
Glossary
157
Bibliography and References
160
Index
169
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About the author (2008)

Helen Rawlings is a Lecturer in Spanish at the University of Leicester. Her previous publications include Church, Religion and Society in Early Modern Spain (2002).

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