The Spanish Inquisition: A History

  • Title: The Spanish Inquisition: A History
  • Author: Joseph Pérez Janet Lloyd
  • ISBN: 9780300119824
  • Page: 405
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Spanish Inquisition A History This is the story of years of terror Established by papal bull in the first task of the Spanish Inquisition was to question Jewish converts to Christianity and to expose and execute those fo
    This is the story of 350 years of terror Established by papal bull in 1478, the first task of the Spanish Inquisition was to question Jewish converts to Christianity and to expose and execute those found guilty of reversion Authorities then turned on Spanish Jews in general, sending 300,000 into exile Next in line were humanists and Lutherans No rank was exempt ChildrThis is the story of 350 years of terror Established by papal bull in 1478, the first task of the Spanish Inquisition was to question Jewish converts to Christianity and to expose and execute those found guilty of reversion Authorities then turned on Spanish Jews in general, sending 300,000 into exile Next in line were humanists and Lutherans No rank was exempt Children informed on their parents, merchants on their rivals, and priests upon their bishops Those denounced were guilty unless they could prove their innocence Nearly 32,000 people were publicly burned at the stake the fortunate ones were flogged, fined, or imprisoned.Joseph P rez tells the history of the Spanish Inquisition from its medieval beginnings to its nineteenth century ending He discovers its origins in fear and jealousy and its longevity in usefulness to the state He explores the inner workings of its councils, and shows how its officers, inquisitors, and leaders lived and worked He describes its techniques of interrogation and torture, and shows how it refined displays of punishment as instruments of social control The author ends his fascinating account by assessing the impact of the Inquisition over three and a half centuries on Spain s culture, economy, and intellectual life.

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    About Joseph Pérez Janet Lloyd


    1. French historian specializing in Spanish history, Perez has specialized in the births of the modern Spanish state and the Latin American nations Among his books, he examines the independence movements of Latin America Ferdinand and Isabella, the Catholic Monarchs Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, and Philip II of Spain.


    975 Comments


    1. After recently visiting Spain, I wanted to learn more about the Spanish Inquisition and picked up this book. However, found it to be written very poorly, jumping around a lot and incredibly dry. It wasn't until one of the last chapters that the author began describing how an Inquisition would happen, probably something you'd be best to explain at the start.

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    2. Well written with interesting subject matter. Wish I had more time to read this as I did have to go quite fast and probably missed many details.

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    3. In wonderfully clear prose, Pérez explains how the Spanish Inquisition was fundamentally different from the Inquisition in Rome. Being founded by the State (not the church) the Spanish Inquisition was created toward a specific purpose: the "eradication of semitism" (as he calls it). Spain is unique in that a great part of the modern country was a Muslim-ruled land for more than 700 years. That is a long time! And so when Ferdinand and my arch-enemy Isabella united Castille and Aragon, they qui [...]

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    4. Little dry, some interesting points but I wish it went further in depth as to how the inquisition was the root of totalitarianism. I liked the conclusion comparing the inquisition to Stalinist Russia.

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    5. nwhytevejournal/1766771I didn't know a lot about the Spanish Inquisition before reading this fairly comprehensive but also short (221 pages) account. Pérez gives plenty of detail on how it operated, as a powerful and brutal autnomous judicial system within the Spanish state, from 1480 to 1834 (admittedly rather gutted of its authority in its final decades). Several interesting points that arose for me:1) Though run by Church officials, the Inquisition was more an arm of Madrid than of Rome; the [...]

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    6. this book was ok. jumped around a lot, and overall i didn't find very interesting. the inquisition killed a lot of people in the first few years; mostly jews who wouldn't convert to christianity, or who outwardly converted but secretly practiced judaism. after that it is abhorrent that heresy was a punishable crime. but nothing i wouldn't expect in 15th and 16th century europe.

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    7. Definitely an enlightening book, I learned a lot and cleared up some misconceptions. It was very choppy and confusing at times, and I don't think I knew enough about Spanish history to enjoy it as much as I could.

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    8. This book assumes the reader is more familiar with Spanish history than I am. For some reason that makes the reading more interesting, although slower. It's rather the same feeling one has when reading a fiction book with really rich worldbuilding and backstory.

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    9. An informative insight into the brutal historical era, and demonstrates how people abuse belief and the powers of belief to get what they want.

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    10. Good history book. Interesting time period for Spain and the world. Overlaps with the French Revolution, and comparison made by the author of Spain's inquisitions and Stalin's inquisitions.

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    11. Academic & well-researched.

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    12. The Spanish Inquisition: A History by Joseph Perez (2006)

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