On The First Day Of Francisco De San Antonio S Trial Before The Spanish Inquisition In Toledo In , His Interrogators Asked Him About His Parentage His Real Name, He Stated, Was Abram Ruben, And He Had Been Born In Fez Of Jewish Parents How Then, Inquisitors Wanted To Know, Had He Become A Christian Convert Why Had A Hebrew Alphabet Been Found In His Possession And What Was His Business At The Court In Madrid He Was Asked, According To His Dossier, For The Story Of His Life His Response, Than Ten Folios Long, Is One Of The Many Involuntary Autobiographies Created By The Logic Of The Inquisition That Today Provides Rich Insights Into Both The Personal Lives Of The Persecuted And The Social, Cultural, And Political Realities Of The Age Translated, And Annotated Six Of These Autobiographies From A Diverse Group Of Prisoners, Five Tried In Europe And One In Mexico
Richard Kagan is a professor of early modern European history and romance languages and literatures at The Johns Hopkins University in Balti, MD His special interest is in the history of Habsburg Spain and Iberian expansion.
- 199 pages
- Inquisitorial Inquiries: Brief Lives of Secret Jews and Other Heretics
- Richard L. Kagan
- 23 January 2018 Richard L. Kagan