The Inquisition in New Spain, 1536–1820

The Inquisition in New Spain, 1536–1820

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Edited and annotated by John F. Chuchiak IV, this collection of previously untranslated and unpublished documents from the Holy Office of the Inquisition in New Spain provides a clear understanding of how the Inquisition originated, evolved, and functioned in the colonial Spanish territories of Mexico and northern Central America. The three sections of documents lay out the laws and regulations of the Inquisition, follow examples of its day-to-day operations and procedures, and detail select trial proceedings. Chuchiak's opening chapter and brief section introductions provide the social, historical, political, and religious background necessary to comprehend the complex and generally misunderstood institutions of the Inquisition and the effect it has had on societal development in modern-day Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Honduras.... sentence of, 209; violation of procedures in trial of, 585n5 Portillo, Esteban del, 140-141 Prado y Ovejero, Bernardo de, 121, 525; ... See also imprisonment Proano, Diego de, 296 procedures: dual role of inquisitor, 1-2; instructions for Tribunal in New Spain, 82-91; ... torture in, 152-154, 155-149 prosecutor (fiscal), 1, 12-18, 55, 119-120, 128, 214., 240, 251-252, 260; formal accusations of, 279, 286, 297anbsp;...

Title:The Inquisition in New Spain, 1536–1820
Author:John F. Chuchiak
Publisher:JHU Press - 2012-04-18


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