A History of the Inquisition of Spain Hardback

And the Inquisition in Spanish Dependencies

by Henry Charles Lea;


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A History of the Inquisition of Spain

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Professor Lu Ann Homza is Professor of History, William and Mary College, Virgina, USA. A renowned expert on Spanish culture in the Middle Ages, her last two books were "Religious Authority in the Spanish Renaissance" (2004) and "The Spanish Inquisition 1478-1614: An Anthology of Sources" (2006), both published to critical acclaim. The Spanish Inquisition was one of the most feared institutions in Western history. Set up by the Roman Catholic church to suppress heresy it operated in France, Italy, Spain and the Holy Roman Empire and was later extended to the Americas. Trials were held in secret, torture was common, and penalties ranged from simple fines and flogging to death by burning. Lea's majestrial study remains one of the most detailed and comprehensive accounts ever published. It continues to be an essential source for scholars of the Inquisition and medieval Spain. This edition includes the scarce volume on the inquisition in the Spanish dependencies. Introduced by Professor Lu Ann Homza, a leading contemporary scholar of the Inquisition, this handsome 5 volume set will be welcomed by researchers, collectors and institutions alike.

A History of the Inquisition of Spain by Henry Charles Lea was published by I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd in August 2011. The ISBN for A History of the Inquisition of Spain is 9781848854352.

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Page last updated 9th November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherI.B.Tauris & Co Ltd (August 2011)
Weight5557g
Number of Pages3056
Thickness257 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
ISBN9781848854352
ISBN-101848854358
Product Code3576731
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