Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Agents of Orthodoxy: Honor, Status, and the Inquisition in Colonial Pernambuco, Brazil

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

£75.00
Printed to order. Despatched in 2-3 weeks.
Email me when back in stock

Synopsis

The Portuguese Inquisition is often portrayed as a tyrannical institution that imposed itself on an unsuspecting and impotent society. The men who ran it are depicted as unprincipled bandits and ruthless spies who gleefully dragged their neighbors away to rot in dark, pestilential prisons. 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. The Inquisition successfully appropriated widely held social norms and manipulated social tensions to create and recreate its own power and prestige for almost three hundred years. It finally declined only when its capacity to socially promote its officials diminished in the late eighteenth century.

Agents of Orthodoxy places the men who ran the Inquisition in historical context and demonstrates that they were often motivated by social aspirations in seeking inquisitional appointments. Beautifully written and extensively researched, this book sheds new light on a long-standing institution and its participants.

Sport & Hobbies Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publication Date: 28/12/2006 ISBN-13: 9780742554450  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: Printed to order. Despatched in 2-3 weeks.  

James E. Wadsworth is professor of history at Stonehill College. He is the author of In Defence of the Faith: Joaquim Marques de Araujo, a Comissario in the Age of Inquisitional Decline, Columbus's First Voyage: A History in Documents, and The World of Credit in Colonial Massachusetts: James Richards and His Day Book, 1692-1711.

More books by James E. Wadsworth

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Controversies in Law and Sport
(Paperback)
Curtis Fogel
 
 
£20.00
 

Currently out of stock

Desert Dreams - Coloring Book:...
(Paperback)
Geninne D. Zlatkis
 
 
£10.99
 
Scapa Flow: The Definitive Guide to...
(Paperback)
Lawson Wood
 
 
£24.99
 

Currently out of stock

Latest Blog
#FoylesFive: Foreign Languages Part One
08/12/2017

Our knowledgeable and fabulous Languages Department have put together a great selection of books, to help share the magic of reading in every language. First up we have books in Italian, Portugese and Swedish.

Crime, Responsibility and Morality: The Impact of Siberian Exile on Fyodor Dostoevsky
08/12/2017

Daniel describes how Siberian exile was the great writer Fyodor Dostoevsky’s foundational experience as an author and thinker.

#FoylesFive: Classical Languages
07/12/2017

The team from our Languages Department pick a selection of titles on language and its historical and contemporary importance.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd