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Title:
The Inquisition
Author:
Stalcup, Brenda.
Publication Information:
San Diego, Calif. : Greenhaven Press, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
267 pages ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
A brief history of the Inquisition -- THE BEGINNING OF THE INQUISITION: The rise of heresies in the Middle Ages / Walter L. Wakefield -- The Cathar Heresy and the Albigensian Crusade / Bernard Hamilton -- The formation of the Inquisition against the Cathars / Jacques Madaule -- The spread of the Inquisition / Arthur S. Turberville -- TRIALS AND PUNISHMENTS: The procedure of the Inquisition / Zoe Oldenbourg -- Extracting confessions / Alexander G. Cardew -- The Inquisitional manuals / James B. Given -- The minor penalties / A. L. Maycock -- The confiscation policy / John A. O'Brien --Execution / Henry Charles Lea -- THE SPANISH INQUISITION: The origins of the Spanish Inquisition / Edwards Peters -- Thomas de Torquemada: the architect of the Spanish Inquisition / Thomas Hope -- The spectacle of the auto de fe / Miguel Aviles -- The expulsion of the Jews from Spain / Jane S. Gerber -- The spread of the Spanish Inquisition to the new world / Seymour B. Liebman -- THE AFTERMATH OF THE SPANISH INQUISTION: The harm to the Spanish economy / John Lynch -- The decline in intellectual achievement and scholarship / Cecil Roth -- The role of the Inquisition in Spain's decline has been exaggerated / Henry Kamen -- Christopher Columbus and the Spanish Jews / Jane Frances Amler -- The survival of the Conversas / Joachim Prinz -- THE INQUISITION'S GRADUAL END: The collapse of the Spanish Inquisition / Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh -- The impact of Anti-Inquisition propaganda / Henry Kamen -- The failure of the Mexican Inquisition among the native peoples / J. Jorge Klor de Alva -- The return of the Jews to Spain / Simon Wiesenthal.
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ISBN:
9780737704860

9780737704853
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Book

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 10 Up-This anthology of excerpts from scholarly works opens with a brief overview of the Inquisition's 800-year history, but most of the book is made up of the 24 readings. Some are taken from standard historical works, and others feature recent scholarship and new interpretations about the complex interactions between the religious and civil forces that created and sustained the tribunal's investigations. The readings represent a wide variety of viewpoints, including those that attack and defend the motives and actions of both the Church and civil authorities. The five main chapters discuss the roots and beginning of the Inquisition, its resulting trials and punishments, the Spanish Inquisition and its aftermath, and gradual conclusion of the persecution. Several readings discuss the Inquisition's impact on national governments, Jews, and the indigenous peoples of the Spanish New World. An appendix of 26 primary-source documents supplements the readings, and the list for further reading is extensive. Although this is an informative and often fascinating book, readers will need to have considerable background knowledge about both medieval history and the Catholic Church in order to be able to understand its themes and very difficult vocabulary. It will, however, help both advanced researchers and their teachers understand the reasons for and complexities of the Inquisition. A good choice for libraries that serve accelerated or Advanced Placement classes.-Mary Mueller, Rolla Junior High School, MO (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


School Library Journal Review

Gr 10 Up-This anthology of excerpts from scholarly works opens with a brief overview of the Inquisition's 800-year history, but most of the book is made up of the 24 readings. Some are taken from standard historical works, and others feature recent scholarship and new interpretations about the complex interactions between the religious and civil forces that created and sustained the tribunal's investigations. The readings represent a wide variety of viewpoints, including those that attack and defend the motives and actions of both the Church and civil authorities. The five main chapters discuss the roots and beginning of the Inquisition, its resulting trials and punishments, the Spanish Inquisition and its aftermath, and gradual conclusion of the persecution. Several readings discuss the Inquisition's impact on national governments, Jews, and the indigenous peoples of the Spanish New World. An appendix of 26 primary-source documents supplements the readings, and the list for further reading is extensive. Although this is an informative and often fascinating book, readers will need to have considerable background knowledge about both medieval history and the Catholic Church in order to be able to understand its themes and very difficult vocabulary. It will, however, help both advanced researchers and their teachers understand the reasons for and complexities of the Inquisition. A good choice for libraries that serve accelerated or Advanced Placement classes.-Mary Mueller, Rolla Junior High School, MO (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.