Inquisitorial Inquiries



On the first day of Francisco de San Antonio s trial before the Spanish Inquisition in Toledo in 1625, his interrogators asked him about his parentage His real name, he stated, was Abram Ruben, and he had been born in Fez of Jewish parents How then, Inquisitors wanted to know, had he become a Christian convert Why had a Hebrew alphabet been found in his possession And what was his business at the Court in Madrid He was asked, according to his dossier, for the story of his life His response, than ten folios long, is one of the many involuntary autobiographies created by the logic of the Inquisition that today provides rich insights into both the personal lives of the persecuted and the social, cultural, and political realities of the age translated, and annotated six of these autobiographies from a diverse group of prisoners, five tried in Europe and one in Mexico. Best Download [ Inquisitorial Inquiries ] Author [ Richard L. Kagan ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – e17streets4all.co.ukInquisitorial Inquiries

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  • Paperback
  • 199 pages
  • Inquisitorial Inquiries
  • Richard L. Kagan
  • English
  • 19 January 2017
  • 0801879248

10 thoughts on “Inquisitorial Inquiries

  1. says:

    An interesting look at the Spanish Inquisition, however the cases could have beenconnected and better context given Very cool choices of cases, though.

  2. says:

    Very interesting book on first hand accounts of the Spanish Inquisition Fascinating and quick read.

  3. says:

    This is a fascinating look into the quotidian nature of many of the inquisitional proceedings of 17th century Spain You won t find scenes of the accused stretched out on wracks or being prodded with hot irons Rather, these stories have the drab plodding of a contemporary civil trial in which jurists painstakingly weigh the long and detailed testimony given I don t doubt that the horrendous practice of torture was common you will read of secret jails as well as lots of confessions and repe This is a fascinating look into the quotidian nature of many of the inquisitional proceedings of 17th century Spain You won t find scenes of the accused stretched out on wracks or being prodded with hot irons Rather, these stories have the drab plodding of a contemporary civil trial in which jurists painstakingly weigh the long and detailed testimony given I don t doubt that...

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