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Post by Volgadon » Sun November 9th, 2008, 11:56 am

Can anyone recommend some good non fiction on the Spanish inquisition, none of the black legend, please.
I do rather like Benzion Netanyahu's work, The Origins of the Spanish Inquisition in the 15th Century.

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Post by donroc » Sun November 9th, 2008, 12:33 pm

[quote=""Volgadon""]Can anyone recommend some good non fiction on the Spanish inquisition, none of the black legend, please.
I do rather like Benzion Netanyahu's work, The Origins of the Spanish Inquisition in the 15th Century.[/quote]


Volgadon, here are some useful titles on the Inquisition:

A History of the Spanish Inquisition by Henry Charles Lea
Secrecy and Deceit by Gitlitz
From Spanish Court to Italian Ghetto by Yerushalmi
A History of the Marranos by Cecil Roth
The Spanish Inquisition by Kamen--basic
The Inquisition by Rafael Sabatini -- non fiction
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Bodo the Apostate, a novel set during the reign of Louis the Pious and end of the Carolingian Empire.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXZthhY6 ... annel_page

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Post by Volgadon » Sun November 9th, 2008, 5:54 pm

Many thanks!

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Post by annis » Sun November 9th, 2008, 7:39 pm

Do I detect a Monty Python fan, Volgadon?

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Post by Volgadon » Sun November 9th, 2008, 7:54 pm

Guilty as charged.

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Post by chuck » Wed November 12th, 2008, 3:57 am

[quote=""annis""]Do I detect a Monty Python fan, Volgadon?[/quote]

Annis.... Your Python comment reminded me of Brooks film "History of the World Part I...so many great scenes and one liners...Louis XIV... "It's good to be king"......And ;) Buzz Berkeley's take of the of Spanish Inquistion....What a hoot....

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Post by princess garnet » Wed November 12th, 2008, 8:32 pm

Eleanor Hibbert wrote a non-fic book about the Inquisition. It's out-of-print though.

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Post by annis » Wed November 12th, 2008, 11:09 pm

Hey, Chuck- I'd never seen Mel Brooks's take on the Inquistion, but thanks to Youtube I tracked it down. What a hoot, and as un-PC as, er, hell. Only someone Jewish could have got away with this one!
In case anyone else wants to watch it, here's the link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKxnaMeOK20&NR=1

And for anyone who wants a reprise of Michael Palin and the torture of the (gasp) comfy chair:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSe38dzJ ... re=related

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Post by chuck » Thu November 13th, 2008, 1:16 am

Hi Annis....both UTube pieces are brilliant Thanks.....Brooks and Palin are such bad boys..........I love their work....I suggest if have a Holiday festive gathering or if your in a festive mood check out Brook's film "History of the World Pt. I"....and of course a MP film of your choice.....back in the day we use to have MP parties and you must as dress as one your favorite MP characters....one of my friends did a great "Silly Walk".....Ah yes.... the memories.....Check out a little gem of a film called "Once"...Glenn Hansard(The Frames Band) is a street musician in Dublin....he meets a interesting Czech muscian/woman....bitter/sweet story and the soundtrack is intoxicating

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Post by Volgadon » Thu November 13th, 2008, 7:32 am

The synchronized swiming with the nuns is hilarious. Thatnks everyone for the book recomendations.

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