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- DescriptionBetween Court and Confessional explores the lives of Spanish inquisitors, closely examining the careers and writings of five sixteenth- and seventeenth-century inquisitors. Kimberly Lynn considers what shaped particular inquisitors, what kinds of official experience each accumulated, and to what ends each directed his acquired kwledge and experience. The case studies examine the complex interplay of careerism and ideological commitments evident in inquisitorial activities. Whereas many studies of the Spanish Inquisition tend to depict inquisitors as faceless and interchangeable, Lynn probes the lives of individual inquisitors to show how inquisitors' operations in their social, political, religious and intellectual worlds set the Inquisition in motion. By focusing on specific individuals, this study explains how the theory and regulations of the Inquisition were rooted in local conditions, particular disputes and individual experiences.
- Author BiographyKimberly Lynn is an Associate Professor of Early Modern Europe in the Department of Liberal Studies at Western Washington University. Professor Lynn has been awarded a William J. Fulbright Fellowship to research in Spain and an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies. She also won a Philanthropic Educational Organization Scholar Award, as well as short-term research fellowships to the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbuttel, Germany, and the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC.
- Author(s)Kimberly Lynn
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication08/07/2013
- SubjectHistory: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note7 b/w illus. 3 maps
- Weight770 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine27 mm
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