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Anthony Di Fiore, Chair SAC 4.102, Mailcode C3200 78712 • 512-471-4206

Fall 2003

ANT 384M • The Inquisition: Ethnicity & Gender

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
27110 M
1:00 PM-4:00 PM
EPS 1.128

Course Description

The Inquisition had religious, political, and economic consequences and these factors brought to the New World specific ethnic groups intent on evading the scrutiny of the institution. In northern Mexico, the Inquisition effectively changed the processes of conquest, the balance of power, and the practice of religion particularly among conversos who were given large land grants they subsequently lost because of accusations of Jewish practices. Native American groups, normally considered outside of the Inquisitorial reach, encountered the Inquisition as shamans and witches. This seminar explores the consequences of the Inquisition in the conquest and development of northern Mexico and its differential practices in terms of gender and ethnicity.


Ginzburg, Carlo The Night Battles The Johns Hopkins University Press Kramer H. and James Sprenger The Malleus Maleficarum Dover Publications Inc., New York Roth, Cecil The Spanish Inquisition W.W. Norton & Company, New York. Course Packet


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