List of Maps and Plates.
1 The Historiography of the Inquisition.
Sixteenth and Seventeenth–century Literature.
The Black Legend.
Eighteenth and Nineteenth–century Literature.
The Inquisitorial Data–bank.
The Four Seasons of the Inquisition.
2 The Inquisition as an Institution.
The Office of Inquisitor General.
The Council of Inquisition.
The Inquisition in the Provinces.
The Procedures of the Inquisition.
The Auto de Fe.
The Finances of the Inquisition.
Inquisitors General of Castile and Aragón, 1483––1818 (Appendix).
3 The Inquisition and the Converso.
Anti–semitic Tensions in Spanish Society.
The Statutes of Limpieza de Sangre.
The Beginnings of the Spanish Inquisition.
The Expulsion of the Jews.
The Portuguese New Christians.
4 The Inquisition and the Morisco.
1492––1525: Coexistence and Conversion.
1560––1570: Coercion and Revolt in Granada.
1570––1600: The End of Tolerance in Aragón.
1600–1609: The Route to Expulsion.
1609––1614: The Aftermath.
5 The Inquisition and Protestantism.
Illuminism and Humanism under Attack.
Innovation in Religious Life Condemned.
The Protestant Challenge, 1558––1559.
Inquisitorial Censorship and the 1559 Index.
Biblical Scholarship under Scrutiny.
6 The Inquisition and Minor Heresy.
(b) Bigamy and Sexual Promiscuity.
(d) Superstition and Witchcraft.
7 The Decline and Abolition of the Inquisition.
The Inquisition under the Bourbons.
The Cortes of Cádiz, 1810––1813.
Restoration and Abolition, 1814––1823.
The balance of History.
Bibliography and References.