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The Spanish Inquisition is now a by-word for violence and religious intolerance. In 1478, at the instigation of the Catholic Ferdinand and Isabella, Torquemada led the Inquisition to root out heresy. There was no heresy to speak of in Spain, and in reality the Inquisition acted against converts from Judaism to Christianity who were suspected of retaining Jewish practice. This history is a catalogue of terror and torture - 2000 people were burnt at the stake, and hundreds more were subjected to horrific acts of abuse. John Edwards compellingly analyzes both the truths and the myths of this period along with the motivation behind it.
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John Edwardshas published extensively on the political, economic, social and religious history of Spain in the 15th and 16th centuries."Review:
"Richly enjoyable . . . lucid, beautifully illustrated and judicious." —Diarmaid MacCulloch, author, The Reformation
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Book Description The History Press. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0752450581 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW33.2344162
Book Description The History Press, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0752450581