The Spanish Inquisition|
Few institutions are as notorious as the Spanish Inquisition. Reviled in literature (most famously by Dostoyevsky in his Brothers Karamazov) and lampooned in popular culture (by Monty Python, among others), the Spanish Inquisition is often considered synonymous with religious fanaticism and ecclesiastical power run amok. This course examines the history and legacy of the Spanish Inquisition, both in Spain and in the Spanish colonies of the New World. Topics will include forced conversions, the roles of "race" and gender in Inquisitorial proceedings, and the policing of sexual deviance.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Special Attributes: FYS|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Homza, Lu Ann, ed. THE SPANISH INQUISITION, 1478-1614: AN ANTHOLOGY OF SOURCES (2006)
Chuchiak, John F., ed. THE INQUISITION IN NEW SPAIN, 1536-1820 (2012)
Starr-LeBeau, Gretchen. IN THE SHADOW OF THE VIRGIN: INQUISITORS, FRIARS AND CONVERSOS IN GUADALUPE SPAIN (2008).
|Instructor(s): Garcia,Samuel J Times: ..T.R.. 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: WYL113; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: 0||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: X||FR: 15|