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HIST 4371 The Inquisition in Spain and Spanish America (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This lecture and discussion course for advanced students will consider the development of the Spanish Inquisition from its medieval roots to its early nineteenth-century demise. Divided roughly between Spain and the Americas, we will consider the following topics: the medieval co-existence of Jews, Muslims, and Christians in Spain; the "re-conquest" of the Iberian peninsula in the 15th century and the formation of the inquisition; the theological debates of the 16th century that determined the scope of heresy. Our focus will be on using the Inquisition as an insight into early modern culture in both Spain and the Americas.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Sylvia Sellers-Garcia

Prerequisites: The History Core, Parts I and II

Cross listed with:

Comments: Fulfills the Non-Western Requirement for History Majors


Last Updated: 19-Feb-15