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Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2018-2019 
    
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 4705 The Inquisition: The Holy Office in Europe, Asia, and America


4 semester hours

An examination of the actual historical institutions behind the modern myths of the Spanish and Portuguese Inquisitions, from their establishment in the late fifteenth/early sixteenth centuries to their abolition in the early nineteenth century. Topics include the 16th-century proto-inquisitorial efforts to prosecute indigenous idolatry and sorcery by episcopal tribunals; the prosecution of Jews, Protestants, and "illuminated" men and women in the 17th and 18th centuries; and the history of the Inquisition in Spain and Portugal's American and Asian colonies.

HIST Concentration: Law, Politics, and Society.