The Spanish Inquisition

The Spanish Inquisition

Author(s): Helen Rawlings

Published Online: 4 FEB 2008

Print ISBN: 9780631205999

Online ISBN: 9780470773314

DOI: 10.1002/9780470773314

About this Book

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.

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