From Tolerance to Tyranny

From Tolerance to Tyranny

A Cautionary Tale From Fifteenth Century Spain

Book - 2015
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Before the Inquisition, Spain was a tolerant and peaceful society. How, precisely, does a culture that prizes autonomy and harmony within the population descend so quickly into one of the most oppressive nations to have ever existed?

Focusing on the humanity of the major historical players, Erna Paris traces the obscure origins of what was to become a brutal and enduring campaign of religious and ethnic conformity through terror and segregation. The conclusions she draws from the annals of Spanish history are enduring lessons on basic human nature, as applicable to the modern world as they are to the medieval.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Cormorant Books, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781770863972
Branch Call Number: 946.004924 Par
Characteristics: 316 pages ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Paris, Erna 1938- End of days.


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Feb 01, 2016

Even though it's a slow burn....I found this to be an outstanding read! I felt transported to medieval Spain. Paris illustrated a period of history that always seemed incomprehensible to me as a child. She made connections with the treatment of Jews then and how minorities are treated in today's societies.

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