God in La Mancha: Religious Reform and the People of Cuenca, 1500--1650

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"Until the middle of the seventeenth century, when complacency got the better of the good intentions of the 1560s, the Counter-Reformation triumphed in Spain. In this process, Nalle shows in her thorough study, persuasion was more effective than coercion. The Inquisition served as a means of spreading the Tridentine doctrine, and of registering the good results, rather than as an instrument of terror." -- Times Literary Supplement. "Nalle succeeds in truly writing a solid cultural history. She is devoted to an understanding ...

God in La Mancha: Religious Reform and the People of Cuenca, 1500--1650 1992, Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN-13: 9780801843846

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