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The Resource The origins of the Inquisition in fifteenth century Spain, B. Netanyahu

The origins of the Inquisition in fifteenth century Spain, B. Netanyahu

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The origins of the Inquisition in fifteenth century Spain
Title
The origins of the Inquisition in fifteenth century Spain
Statement of responsibility
B. Netanyahu
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Spanish Inquisition was responsible for one of the fiercest repressions in human history. It fused the triple evil of a police state, a totalitarian ideology, and racial persecution. Its terrible reverberations have been felt in our own century, and are likely to be felt in the next. Yet for all its notoriety, its origins have never been fully explored or clearly understood before now. What caused this monstrous attack upon Spain's so-called conversos - the Christian descendants of the Jews who had been forced to convert during the anti-Semitic riots that swept across Spain at the end of the fourteenth century? Were the thousands of conversos who died at the hands of the Inquisition in fact secretly still Jews, only pretending to be good Christians, as the Inquisition charged and as most scholars continue to believe? In this magnum opus, the renowned scholar B. Netanyahu shows us that this claim is groundless. After a lifetime of research in long-unexamined Spanish sources, he reveals that at the time of the Inquisition, almost all conversos were in fact full-fledged Christians, and that the few Judaizers among them had dwindled into insignificance. The vast machinery of the Inquisition could not have been founded to kill a dying movement. What, then, was its purpose? The Origins of the Inquisition answers this question definitively. By examining Spanish anti-Semitism from its origins, Professor Netanyahu demonstrates that the brutal anti-converso movement that led to the Inquisition was the same one responsible for the massacre of Jews in Spain in 1391 and the ensuing mass conversion of Spanish Jews (at sword-point) to Christianity. The rapid rise of the conversos to high royal offices - higher, even, than those attained by their Jewish forefathers - made them the target of the same forces that had persecuted the Jews. It was to remove the conversos from their influential positions, and to prevent their intermarriage with the Spanish people, that they were accused of being secret Judaizers and members of a "corrupt" race that would "pollute" the Spanish blood. This was the first time that extreme anti-Semitism was wedded to a theory of race - a union that would dramatically affect the course of modern history
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DLC
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1910-2012
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Netanyahu, B.
Dewey number
272/.2/0946
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BX1735
LC item number
.N48 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Inquisition
  • Christian converts from Judaism
  • Jews
  • Antisemitism
  • Jews
  • Marranos (Judíos)
  • Judíos en España
  • Antisemitismo
  • Antisemitism
  • Christian converts from Judaism
  • Inquisition
  • Jews
  • Spain
  • Oorsprong
  • Inquisitie
  • Inquisition
  • Vorgeschichte
  • Spanien
  • Inquisition
  • Spanien
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The origins of the Inquisition in fifteenth century Spain, B. Netanyahu
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 1323-1348) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Historical background -- The reign of Juan II -- Enrique IV and the Catholic kings -- The origins of the Inquisition -- Appendices
Control code
ocm25748104
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 1384 pages
Isbn
9780679410652
Lccn
92053643
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o25748104
  • (OCoLC)25748104
Label
The origins of the Inquisition in fifteenth century Spain, B. Netanyahu
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 1323-1348) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Historical background -- The reign of Juan II -- Enrique IV and the Catholic kings -- The origins of the Inquisition -- Appendices
Control code
ocm25748104
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 1384 pages
Isbn
9780679410652
Lccn
92053643
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o25748104
  • (OCoLC)25748104

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