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...If, as Netanyahu contends, the Inquisitors were driven by racial-ethnic hatred of Jews, and not concern about the authenticity of their Christian loyalty, how is it that not every Converso investigated by the Inquisition was convicted? Or why would the Inquisitors spare the lives of those who repented and embraced Christianity? Netanyahu himself concedes (p. 1085) that "religious interests ... no doubt motivated some of its [the Inquisition's] leaders." This startling admission, made almost in passing, undermines the author's central thesis about the supposedly racialist motivations of the Inquisitors....

http://www.ihr.org/jhr/v16/v16n1p-2_Chalmers.html

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vsopvs
Jun. 23rd, 2014 03:03 pm (UTC)
я эту книгу читал. автор - серьезный историк. поэтому он частенько сам себе противоречит, да.
otkaznik
Jun. 23rd, 2014 03:07 pm (UTC)
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