La Inquisición en México durante el siglo XVI [INSCRIBED AND SIGNED]
1946·Mexico D. F.
by Ibañez, Yolanda Mariel de
Mexico D. F.: Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, 1946. First edition. Softcover. fair to vg. Quarto. 167, pp. Original printed wrappers, with publisher's logo to front cover and title page. Front free endpaper inscribed and signed by the author, and dated November 1946.Presenting an extensive collection of rare records from the Mexican Inquisition - which lasted from 1570 until the end of the Spanish colonial period in the early 1800s - Yolanda Mariel de Ibañez's thesis "La Inquisición en México durante el siglo XVI" sheds light on one of the darkest periods of Mexican history. An arm of the Spanish Inquisition, the Mexican Inquisition was launched by the Catholic Church to maintain religious orthodoxy in the face of what the church viewed as the Protestant menace. Though much of its energy went toward preventing sexual misconduct, especially among clergy, the Holy Office of the Mexican Inquisition occasionally focused on prosecuting crypto-Jews. Those Jews had supposedly converted to Christianity but were suspected of maintaining their heritage by practicing Jewish rites in secret. The Carvajal family was one of the most famous of the crypto-Jewish families to be prosecuted in 16th-century colonial Mexico. Perhaps the most prominent Carvajal was Luis de Carvajal, declared governor of the province of Nuevo León in 1579. In 1596, at the height of the Inquisition's fervor against crypto-Jews, he was declared a heretic and burned alive along with his mother and five sisters.Wrappers sunned along spine and edges. Closed tears at head and tail of spine. Pages slightly age-toned throughout. Text in Spanish. Wrappers in overall fair, interior in good+ to very good condition.
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