The Spanish Inquisition is often seen as the archetype of religious fervour and fanaticism, and several of the papers here naturally focus on its activities. Overall, however, this volume aims to look at the broader context of religious attitudes in Spain, from the end of the 15th to the late 17th century. In an examination of how the religious orders behaved, the contributors demonstrate that concepts which may now appear excessive were perceived at that time. Similarly, poetry and other literary texts provide evidence for how Jews viewed Christians and Christians viewed Moors.

chapter |4 pages


ByJohn Edwards

section III|48 pages

Cross-Cultural Awareness

chapter 7|11 pages

The Religious Background of the Sephardic Ballad

ByHilary Pomeroy

chapter 8|17 pages

A Comparison of the Devotional Systems in the Viaje de Turquía

ByEncarnación Sánchez García, Michael Truman

chapter 9|16 pages

Fervor sin fanatismo: Pedro de Valencia's Treatise on the Moriscos

ByJohn A. Jones