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The Spanish Inquisition: A History by Joseph Perez
Since the days of Monty Python it has perhaps been difficult for British readers to be objective about the Spanish Inquisition and I hoped this book might fill the gap. My own research interest at the time of purchase was in the area of religious reform in sixteenth century Spain and clearly the Inquisition still casts a long shadow over this area. I think that Pérez aim in this study was to try to provide that more objective overview, but if he would have us believe that things weren't as bad as made out, some of his statistics and anecdotes would regrettably only confirm our worst prejudice! He does show how religious orthodoxy was mixed up with enforcing the political interests of… Read more
The Avila of Saint Teresa: Religious Reform in a S&hellip by Jodi Bilinkoff
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
There has been much popular interest in Teresa of Avila over the last 20 years and this has produced a range of studies from different perspectives. Jodi Bilinkoff's 1989 study is not new but it does provide a fresh viewpoint. Although the book is centred on Teresa it initially sets out the sort of environment of reform that lay behind the region that Teresa lived in, Teresa's reform itself and completes the picture with what happened thereafter.

This not a book about Teresa per se, and there are of course now many other studies that deal directly with 'la Madre' but this will appeal more to the historian and the researcher. It is a great book for anyone digging deeper around the… Read more
Raleigh AMA141 Universal Bicycle Mirror Raleigh
5.0 out of 5 stars Just the job, 3 Oct 2013
I have been looking for a mirror to work with drop handlebars on a touring bike for ages with no luck. What I wanted was something that fitted round the bar rather than plugged in the bar end and this did the trick! The mirror is actually smaller than I had imagined from the picture, and to be fair this is probably because I didn't read the blurb, although when it arrived it actually worked better for being small. If you are looking for a larger mirror, do check the size out before purchase.

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