From Toledo to Alcala

  • Kevin Ingram


Ingram examines the effect of the blood purity laws, emerging in the mid-fifteenth century, on Spain’s converso elite. It is through contesting this prejudicial legislation that the conversos begin to confront their religious and national identity, in the process becoming Spain’s foremost humanists, evangelists, and mystics. Chapter  2 examines this early reform movement, which culminates with the Inquisition prosecutions of Spain’s converso humanists and mystics in the l530s, as the growth Lutheranism begins to alert the authorities to the dangers of native religious protest.

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  • Kevin Ingram
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  1. 1.Division of HumanitiesSaint Louis UniversityMadridSpain

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