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This book challenges the reputation of the Spanish Inquisition as an instrument of religious persecution, torture and repressionand looks 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 instrument of religious persecution, torture and repression. Looks at the wider role of the Inquisition as an educative force in society. Draws on the findings of recent research by American, British and European scholars. Includes original documentary evidence in translation.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This book challenges the reputation of the Spanish Inquisition as an instrument of religious persecution, torture and repressionand looks 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 instrument of religious persecution, torture and repression. Looks at the wider role of the Inquisition as an educative force in society. Draws on the findings of recent research by American, British and European scholars. Includes original documentary evidence in translation.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: John Wiley & Sons
  • Seitenzahl: 184
  • Erscheinungstermin: 20. Juni 2005
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 216mm x 140mm x 10mm
  • Gewicht: 240g
  • ISBN-13: 9780631206002
  • ISBN-10: 0631206000
  • Artikelnr.: 21592878
Autorenporträt
Helen Rawlings is a Lecturer in Spanish Studies at the University of Leicester. Her previous publications include Church, Religion and Society in Early Modern Spain (2002).
Inhaltsangabe
List of Maps and Plates.

Acknowledgements.

Chronology.

1. The Historiography of the Inquisition.

2. The Inquisition as an Institution.

3. The Inquisition and the Converso.

4. The Inquisition and the Morisco.

5. The Inquisition and Protestantism.

6. The Inquisition and Minor Heresy.

7. The Decline and Abolition of the Inquisition.

Glossary.

Bibliography and References.

Index
Rezensionen
"Helen Rawlings combines a thoughtful reading of the vast secondaryliterature on the Spanish Inquisition with an adroit deployment ofsamples from the sources and with formidable statisticalinformation. The Spanish Inquisition is a thorough,balanced, and insightful rendering of one of the most controversialtopics in history. An excellent book!" Teofilo F Ruiz,University of California, Los Angeles

"Offers insights into a much mythologised and malignedphenomenon and, historiographically, it's bang up to date."
BBC History Magazine

"Helen Rawling's The Spanish Inquisition is an excellentintroduction to this complex and controversial subject." H-NetReviews

"Solid virtues and thoughtful care ... have gone into thiscontribution."
Bulletin of Spanish Studies

"Makes for compelling reading and for a perfect test caseagainst which to measure all the revisionist history that Rawlingsso aptly summarises." Journal of Ecclesiastical History