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Dogs of God : Columbus, the Inquisition, and the defeat of the Moors / James Reston, Jr.

Reston, James, Jr., 1941- author. (Author).
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Garrett Public Library 946.03 RES (Text) 30010170775095 Nonfiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 1400031915
  • ISBN: 9781400031917
  • Physical Description: xx, 363 pages, [16] unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: 1st Anchor books edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, [2005].

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General Note: Originally published: Doubleday, 2005.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-347) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The land of the infidel -- Sowers of discord -- He and no other! -- As much as the one is worth -- The lady and her brotherhood -- Leathery turtles and ravening wolves -- A glimpse of hell -- Woe is me, Alhama -- The inquisitor's martyrdom -- Spices and black gold -- The pilot of the Argonauts -- The court Rabbis -- The valiant, the powerful, and the unlucky -- Gossamer, velvet, and blue silk -- The learned men of Salamanca -- Do what is most convenient -- Upstaged -- The holy innocent -- The will of Allah -- The 4th day of the moon, Rebie Primera -- Promiser of Kingdoms -- The pit and the snare -- The curse of Palos -- Angels of retribution -- Harvests bitter and sweet -- Theatre in Barcelona -- The division of the world.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note: Adult NF Jun2016
Summary, etc.: From historian James Reston comes an account of the pivotal events of 1492, a year when towering political ambitions, horrific religious excesses, and a drive toward adventure and conquest changed the world forever. This book chronicles one of the most savage epochs in history, the years of the Spanish Inquisition. In an effort to consolidate their power on the Iberian Peninsula, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella turned to the priest Torquemada, a member of the Dominican order. Torquemada urged an Inquisition that would strengthen the sovereigns' authority throughout Spain, particularly in the coming campaign against the Moors of Granada. When Granada fell, tens of thousands of Muslims were given the choice of converting to Christianity or facing death or banishment. Torquemada then turned his ferocity on Spain's Jews. Reston also looks beyond the dark deeds of 1492, capturing the excitement of exploration and the promise of the future that was born in the same year.--From publisher description.
Subject: Inquisition > Spain.
Muslims > Spain > To 1500.
Spain > History > Ferdinand and Isabella, 1479-1516.
Columbus, Christopher.

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