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In that small battle, a group led by the nobleman Pelagius defeated a Muslim patrol in the mountains of northern Iberia and established the independent Christian Kingdom of Asturias. Let’s connect Contact Details Facebook Twitter. As it reaches for Francisco, he sheds his mask to defend his freedom.
Set in Spain and Portugal during the Inquisition, it moves quickly towards to South american continent, and the persecution of the Jewish people in Spain and Portugal and how this continued in Argentina, Chile and Peru. Believe me that it is not only a burden, but a blade that stabs you even in your dreams. Among the best books I have ever read. Up to this part the book meandered along with plenty of mafrano discussions, Francisco’s life story and history lessons on Spain, Portugal and the treatment of Jews.
Reunited with his Father who had been released after years of torture and indoctrination he slowly came to accept his Jewish heritage, especially after realizing how weak were the Catholic arguments justifying the eradication of Judaism. Francisco is a Jew trying to find his way during the inquisition in the s. The Reconquista[a] Spanish and Portuguese for “reconquest” is a name used in English to describe the period in the history of the Iberian Peninsula of about years between the Umayyad conquest of Hispania in and the fall of the Nasrid kingdom of Granada to the expanding Christian kingdoms in Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.
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Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. He is one of thousands condemned because of his Jewish blood. We can choose what to be, in this world full of hate, be the kind one, and let’s respect each other. The detail made for heavy going, though its hard in hindsight to An interesting but sometimes agonising novel I struggled with with one greatly.
Some may be the translation but surely not all. Planeta January 1, Language: Over the course of the book I learned a many new things about the inquisition, Catholicism and Judaism and am glad of my enlightenment.
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Isabella and Ferdinand are known for completing the Reconquista, ordering conversion or exile of their Muslim and Jewish subjects, and for supporting and financing Christopher Columbus’s voyage that led to the opening of the New World and to the establishment of Spain as the first global power which dominated Europe and much of the world for more than a century.
His father is arrested and the family’s assets are absorbed by the Office of the Inquisition to pay for the father’s trial, food, torture and other sundries. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes history, fiction and a little bit of the inquisition. The peninsulares were given the highest governing positions, while the criollos, although much more wealthy than the mestizos and amerindians, did not receive all of the privileges given to the Spain-born Cel.
View all 4 comments. Maybe your reaction to this marano depends on your personal belief, but I did not see it as a personal attack to one dottrine in defence of another.
The detail and the pacing were just too far off for me to give it more. If it weren’t so long I would immediate read it again in it’s original Spanish version. Escrito con elegancia, respeto y consideracion por la vida de los mrrano sufrieron tanto por perpetuar el Judaismo en todo su esplendor!
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Francisco Maldonado Da Silva is nine years old when he sees his father, Don Diego, arrested one afternoon because of his beliefs. It was intended to maintain Catholic orthodoxy in their kingdoms and to replace the Medieval Inquisition, which was under Papal gezta.
I took off one star because it is soooo long! Ya lo dije en la review. Return to Book Page. He is an author with extensive international training in literature, neurosurgery, psychoanalysis, the arts and history.
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Against the Inquisition sets the record straight and it does so with passages of brilliance that convey the historic importance of events. I do love historical fiction and this had the perfect blend. Retrieved from ” https: Born in sixteenth-century Argentina, Francisco Maldonado da Silva is nine years old when he sees his father, Don Diego, arrested one harrowing afternoon because of his beliefs.
This is the story of a man and his faith. It vesta interesting, well told and – I assume – historically well researched. Member feedback about Spanish Inquisition: When he was 10, Francisco’s Father Diego was arrested for being Jewish, all of the family’s assets were confiscated by fel church, and Diego’s Father was taken to Lima to be tortured until he nam A fascinating historical novel about Francisco Maldonado da Silva, a son of Portuguese Jewish immigrants who fled to South America from Europe to escape the Spanish Inquisition.
Not being overtly religious, I was nevertheless gripped by this recounting of the historical time span noted. The depth of characters and the amount of detail in the book meant I felt like I was actually there in space and time, even when I read most of it on the train!