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Irish Voices from the Spanish Inquisition: Migrants, Converts and Brokers in Early Modern Iberia
  

Irish Voices from the Spanish Inquisition: Migrants, Converts and Brokers in Early Modern Iberia (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 1st ed. 2016)

By O'Connor, Thomas

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This book explores the activities of early modern Irish migrants in Spain, particularly their rather surprising association with the Spanish Inquisition. Pushed from home by political, economic and religious instability, and attracted to Spain by the wealth and opportunities of i...ts burgeoning economy and empire, the incoming Irish fell prey to the Spanish Inquisition. For the inquisitors, the Irish, as vassals of Elizabeth I, were initially viewed as a heretical threat and suffered prosecution for Protestant heresy. However, for most Irish migrants, their dual status as English vassals and loyal Catholics permitted them to adapt quickly to provide brokerage and intermediary services to the Spanish state, mediating informally between it and Protestant jurisdictions, especially England. The Irish were particularly successful in forging an association with the Inquisition to convert incoming Protestant soldiers, merchants and operatives for useful service in Catholic Spain. As both victims and agents of the Inquisition, the Irish emerge as a versatile and complex migrant group. Their activities complicate our view of early modern migration and raise questions about the role of migrant groups and their foreign networks in the core historical narratives of Ireland, Spain and England, and in the history of their connections. Irish Voices from the Spanish Inquisition throws new light on how the Inquisition worked, not only as an organ of doctrinal police, but also in its unexpected role as a cross-creedal instrument of conversion and assimilation.
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ISBN 9781349690947
Released NZ 28 Feb 2019
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 1st ed. 2016
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ISBN-13 9781349690947
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Imprint Palgrave MacMillan
Released 28 Feb 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 1st ed. 2016
Edition 1st ed. 2016th
Author(s) By O'Connor, Thomas
Category World History
World History: C 1500 To C 1750
European History
Multicultural Studies
Immigration & Emigration
Number of Pages 280
Dimensions Width: 148mm
Height: 210mm
Spine: 16mm
Dewey Code 946.0089162
Weight 384g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Irish - History - 16th century - Spain, Irish - History - 17th century - Spain, Inquisition - Spain, Spain - History - House of Austria, 1516-1700, Spain - Relations
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text College/higher education

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