Spanish Inquisition


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Spanish Inquisition

harsh tribunal established in 1478 to dispose of heretics, Protestants, and Jews. [Eur. Hist.: Collier’s, X, 259]
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"[W]hile any reasonable person would find a lot not to like about the Spanish Inquisition," writes Condon, in perhaps the understatement of the year, "[i]n fact, examined simply as a functioning court, the Spanish Inquisition was in many ways ahead of its time and a pioneer of many judicial practices we now take for granted.
Indeed, some even turned up dressed as The Spanish Inquisition. No one expected that, did they?
Which Dominican monk who was head of the Spanish Inquisition was largely responsible for the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492?
(Their Ladino-speaking ancestors were exiled during the Spanish Inquisition.) The SIC's missionwhich involves the preservation of Ladino, the language spoken by Jews in medieval Spainhas lately taken on an added importance since Spain, in 2015, passed a law that enables descendants of Jews exiled during the Inquisition to become naturalized citizens.
Heresy: The Spanish Inquisition. 978-1-5026-2329-4.
MADRID -- Since the golden days of Islamic caliphate in Al-Andalus, Muslims have been an integral part of the Spanish community despite the various challenges they have faced since the Spanish inquisition in 1478.
The Spanish Inquisition condemns her to be burnt at the stake, but always-resourceful Jacaranda escapes and disguises herself as a man.
1568: The death sentence was passed on an entire country when the Netherlands was condemned for heresy by the Spanish Inquisition. 1754: Richard Mead, English doctor and physician to George II, who promoted inoculation for smallpox, died.
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For instance, a man writing under the pseudonym Reginaldus Gonzalvus Montanus described the Spanish Inquisition thus in his 1567 document A Discovery and Plain Declaration of Sundry and Subtill Practices of the Holy Inquisition of Spain: "A court without allegiance to any earthly authority, a bench of monks without appeal.
Netanyahu gifted the Argentinian pontiff a Menorah and a book about Jewish persecution in the Spanish Inquisition written by his father, Ben-Zion Netanyahu, an Israeli historian who died last year.