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The Spanish Inquisition : a history / Joseph Perez, trans. by Janet Lloyd.

Pérez, Joseph. (Author). Mazal Holocaust Collection. (Added Author).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 0300107900
  • ISBN: 9780300107906
  • ISBN: 0300119828
  • ISBN: 9780300119824
  • Physical Description: vii, 248 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, 2005.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-242) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: From the Spain of three religions to inquisitorial Spain -- The eradication of Semitism. Torquemada, Gran Inquisitor ; The Inquisition in the kingdom of Aragon ; The expulsion of the Jews ; The Portuguese Judaisers ; The chuetas of Majorca ; The Moriscos ; Spain's Semitic heritage ; Blood purity -- Defending the faith. The Lucero affair ; The Inquisition confirmed ; Lutheranism and Erasmism in Spain ; Illuminism ; The Protestants of Valladolid and Seville ; The anti-mystical turning point of 1559 ; The Inquisition and witches ; Faith and behaviour ; The end of the Inquisition -- The administrative apparatus of the Holy Office. The grand inquisitor ; The Council of the Inquisition ; The inquisitorial districts ; The inquisitors ; The public prosecutor ; Subordinate personnel ; Voluntary personnel ; Holy Office privileges ; The finances of the Holy Office -- The trial. The edict of faith ; The arrest ; The Instruction ; Torture ; The verdict ; The auto da fé ; The victims of the Holy Office -- The Inquisition and society. The Inquisition and economic development ; The Inquisition and books ; The Inquisition and science ; The Inquisition and literature ; The Inquisition and intellectual life -- The Inquisition and the political authorities.
Summary, etc.:
"For centuries Europe trembled at the name of the Spanish Inquisition. It was established by papal bull in 1478, began operations in Castile two years later, and had soon spread through Spain and across the Atlantic to the Spanish empire." "Researching its techniques of interrogation and torture, Joseph Perez shows how public displays of punishment were used as instruments of social control for the benefit of the State, as has happened in the twentieth century. He points to how the Inquisition originated in fear and jealousy, explores the inner workings of its councils, courts and finances and the lives of its officers, and discusses the impact of the Inquisition over three and a half centuries on Spanish culture, economy and intellectual life. This book tells the whole history of the Spanish Inquisition from its medieval beginnings to its nineteenth-century ending."--Jacket.
Language Note:
Translated from the French.
Subject: Catholic Church > Spain > History.
Catholic Church.
Inquisition > Spain > History.
Spain > Religious life and customs.
Catholic Church > Spain > History.
Genre: History.