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Agents of Orthodoxy : Honor, Status, and the Inquisition in Colonial Pernambuco, Brazil (Hardcover)

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The Portuguese Inquisition is often portrayed as a tyrannical institution that imposed itself on an unsuspecting and impotent society. In this new study, based on extensive archival research, James E. Wadsworth challenges these myths by focusing on the lay and clerical officials who staffed the Inquisition in colonial Pernambuco, one of Brazil''s oldest, wealthiest, and most populated colonies. He argues that the Inquisition was an integral part of colonial society and that it reflected and reinforced deeply held social and religious values that crossed the Atlantic, recreated themselves in colonial Brazil, and became powerful tools for exclusion and promotion in Brazilian society. Beautifully written and extensively researched, this book sheds new light on a long-standing institution and the people who participated in it.

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Publisher Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
Mfg Part# 9780742554450
SKU 203008417
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0742554457
Release Date 4/10/2007
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0269
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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