The Spanish Inquisition / Edition 1

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Drawing on the latest research by American, British and European scholars, the book challenges the reputation of the Spanish inquisition as an instrument of religious persecution, torture and repression.
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"Helen Rawlings combines a thoughtful reading of the vast secondary literature on the Spanish Inquisition with an adroit deployment of samples from the sources and with formidable statistical information. The Spanish Inquisition is a thorough, balanced, and insightful rendering of one of the most controversial topics in history. An excellent book!" Teofilo F Ruiz, University of California, Los Angeles

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

"Helen Rawling's The Spanish Inquisition is an excellent introduction to this complex and controversial subject." H-Net Reviews

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

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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631205999
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/11/2005
  • Series: Historical Association Studies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 3.94 (w) x 9.84 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of 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
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