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The Spanish Inquisition: A Historical Revision, Fourth Edition / Edition 4

The Spanish Inquisition: A Historical Revision, Fourth Edition / Edition 4

by Henry Kamen


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The Spanish Inquisition: A Historical Revision, Fourth Edition / Edition 4

In this completely updated edition of Henry Kamen’s classic survey of the Spanish Inquisition,the authorincorporates the latest research in multiple languages to offer a new—and thought-provoking—view of this fascinating period. Kamen sets the notorious Christian tribunal into the broader context of Islamic and Jewish culture in the Mediterranean, reassesses its consequences for Jewish culture, measures its impact on Spain’s intellectual life, and firmly rebuts a variety of myths and exaggerations that have distorted understandings of the Inquisition. He concludes with disturbing reflections on the impact of state security organizations in our own time.

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ISBN-13: 9780300180510
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 05/27/2014
Edition description: Fourth Edition, Revised
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 206,426
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Henry Kamen is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a world authority on Spanish history. He lives in Greensboro, GA, and Barcelona, Spain.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

1 Faith and Doubt in the Mediterranean 1

2 The Great Dispersion 13

3 The Coming of the Inquisition 36

4 An Enduring Crisis 74

5 Excluding the Reformation 92

6 The Impact on Literature and Science 118

7 The End of Morisco Spain 158

8 The Politics of Heresy 181

9 Crime and Punishment 226

10 The Image and Reality of Power 261

11 Gender, Sexuality and Witchcraft 281

12 Race Purify and Its Critics 301

13 The Religion of the People 328

14 Twilight of the Holy Office 351

15 Inventing the Inquisition 374

Timeline: Chronology of the Inquisition 395

List of Abbreviations 397

Notes 399

Glossary 465

Select Bibliography 469

Index 477

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