The Spanish Inquisition, 1478-1614 (Google eBook)

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Lu Ann Homza
Hackett Publishing - 320 pages
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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.
  

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The documents in this book were very helpful in bettering my understanding of the persecution of Jews and Muslim, and life in the prisons.

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It seems to be a very interesting book. I had either forgotten or didn't know that the term was Latin and actually only meant investigation from back in the Roman Empire times

Contents

The First Years of the Inquisition
1
Jaudaizing Conversos in Castile
13
Codification
61
The Alumbrados in Castile
80
Pondering Witchcraft
153
Blasphemers Hypocrites Protestants
164
Structure Process Routine
221
The Moriscos
238
The Inquisition in the Last Decades of the Sixteenth Century
248
Index
267
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Lu Ann Homza is Associate Professor of History, College of William and Mary.

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