- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Profile Books (10 Feb. 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1861976224
- ISBN-13: 978-1861976222
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.8 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 856,496 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Spanish Inquisition: A History Paperback – 10 Feb 2006
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The Spanish Inquisition, a scholarly and vivid recasting of a painful era in which 32,000 innocent people went to the stake, is a salutary reminder of the potential savagery occasioned by religion. (John Cornwell Sunday Times)
The qualities of concision and clarity make it a pleasure to read. (Times Literary Supplement)
Pérez is an established authority on the period ... and makes a convincing case ... Pérez's account of the Spanish Inquisition is a timely reminder of the desperate need for tolerance and unbiased intellectual criticism. (Lucinda Byatt Scotland on Sunday)
About the Author
Joseph Perez is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Bordeaux and Honorary Director of the Velazquez museum in Madrid. His books include a history of Spain under Philip II and biographies of Ferdinand and Isabella and Emperor Charles V.
Top Customer Reviews
We are reminded of similar actions taken by nations both before and after these events and it is incredible to see the same errors unfolding in exactly the same way.
This is certainly a most informative book and one that is sure to please anybody out there wishing to know how & why the legend of the Spanish Inquisition came to be.
In recent years historians such as Eamon Duffy have invited us to go behind the somewhat un-nuanced popular presentation of the reception of Protestant reform in Tudor England, but I fear that if we are looking for similar scholarship to challenge us on the Inquisition this is not yet it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
i thought this book answered all my questions on a subject that is clouded in mystery,was highly delighted,would recommend it.Published on 27 Aug. 2013 by fredslot
As a novice when it comes to The Spanish inquisition, was looking for something inspiring and educational. Read morePublished on 25 Feb. 2013 by Steen