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Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Number of Pages: 184
Width: 14.2 cm
Height: 21.8 cm
This book challenges the reputation of the Spanish Inquisition as an instrument of religious persecution, torture and repressionand looks at its wider role as an educative force in society.
- A reassessment of the history of the Spanish Inquisition.
- Challenges the reputation of the Inquisition as an instrument of religious persecution, torture and repression.
- Looks at the wider role of the Inquisition as an educative force in society.
- Draws on the findings of recent research by American, British and European scholars.
- Includes original documentary evidence in translation.
"Helen Rawlings combines a thoughtful reading of the vast secondary literature on the Spanish Inquisition with an adroit deployment of samples from the sources and with formidable statistical information. The Spanish Inquisition is a thorough, balanced, and insightful rendering of one of the most controversial topics in history. An excellent book!" Teofilo F Ruiz, University of California, Los Angeles "Offers insights into a much mythologised and maligned phenomenon and, historiographically, it's bang up to date." BBC History Magazine "Helen Rawling's The Spanish Inquisition is an excellent introduction to this complex and controversial subject." H-Net Reviews "Solid virtues and thoughtful care ... have gone into this contribution." Bulletin of Spanish Studies "Makes for compelling reading and for a perfect test case against which to measure all the revisionist history that Rawlings so aptly summarises." Journal of Ecclesiastical History