The Spanish Inquisition: A History

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About the Author
Joseph Pérez is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Bordeaux and Honorary Director of the Velazquez Museum in Madrid. His previous books include a history of Spain under Philip II and biographies of Ferdinand and Isabella and Emperor Charles V. Janet Lloyd has translated more than fifty books and was twice awarded the Scott Moncrieff prize for best translation of a full-length French work of literary merit and general interest.

"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

"Brief, useful, and generally balanced."--Henry Kamen, Renaissance Quarterly
"Anyone looking for a basic overview of the Spanish Inquisition will find this volume clearly written, relatively concise, and generally reliable."--John T. Ford, Religious Studies Review
"With talk of shariah, the role of torture in national security, and the clash of civilizations, it's time for a fresh look at the Spanish Inquisition. Joseph Perez, emeritus professor at the University of Bordeaux, proves to be a good guide, carefully sifting the evidence, debunking myths, and placing religious data in the ethnographic contexts of power, class, and race."--James R. Kelly, Catholic Studies
Selected for AAUP Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries, 2006