The Spanish Inquisition: A Historical Revision

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Yale University Press, 2014 - History - 490 pages
"In this completely updated edition of Henry Kamen's classic survey of the Spanish Inquisition, the author incorporates 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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Contents

Faith and Doubt in the Mediterranean
1
The Great Dispersion
13
The Coming of the Inquisition
36
An Enduring Crisis
74
Excluding the Reformation
92
The Impact on Literature and Science
118
The End of Morisco Spain
158
The Politics of Heresy
181
Race Purity and Its Critics
301
The Religion of the People
328
Twilight of the Holy Office
351
Inventing the Inquisition
374
Chronology of the Inquisition
395
List of Abbreviations
397
Notes
399
Glossary
465

Crime and Punishment
226
The Image and Reality of Power
261
Gender Sexuality and Witchcraft
281

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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.

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