The Spanish Inquisition, 1478-1614

The Spanish Inquisition, 1478-1614

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This collection of previously untranslated court documents, testimonials, and letters portrays the Inquisition in vivid detail, offering fresh perspectives on such topics as the Inquisition's persecution of Jews and Muslims, the role of women in Spanish religious culture, the Inquisition's construction and persecution of witchcraft, daily life inside an inquisition prison, and the relationship between the Inquisition and the Spanish Monarchy. Homza's general introduction traces the Inquisition's origins back to the Roman Empire and provides valuable historical, political, and legal context. Headnotes introduce each selection and footnotes identify unfamiliar terms, religious customs, and people.Sometimes I said that I remained sad and dissatisfied with the preparation I underwent to receive Communion. ... I also remember saying that I was so sad and heartsick over my bodily pains that it seemed I would have less affliction if hangmen whipped ... I read the Doctrina cristiana and praised some things in it that were done well, such as how to know sins and how we violate Goda#39;s commandments.

Title:The Spanish Inquisition, 1478-1614
Author:Lu Ann Homza
Publisher:Hackett Publishing -


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