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Histoire d'une répression : les judéo-convers dans le royaume de Valence aux premiers temps de l'Inquisition (1461-1530)

Abstract : The study of the Spanish Inquisition in Valencia has up until now depended primarily on the 1976 analysis by historian Ricardo García Cárcel. Through exhaustive investigation of different documents in archives in Madrid and Valencia – lists of convicted persons, trials, but also accounting and notarial records –, our aim was to establish a new list of Inquisition victims between 1478, when the Holy Office was established in Valencia, and 1530, when the massive persecution of converts from Judaism began to be replaced by other strategies and repression of other dissident groups. The period of the 1520s and 1530s saw the decline of the Kingdom of Valencia in favour of the dominant Castille, then in the process of becoming a world power. The new list that we have drawn up includes the names of 3,094 victims, most of whom (93.39%) were conversos. It forms the basis for describing the characteristics of this repression and understanding the part played by the Inquisition which, between the growing financial needs of the king and the drive to standardise religion and culture, disrupted a community which, since its conversion, had become increasingly integrated into the ancient Christian society. Analysis of receivers’ ledgers of confiscated goods from converso families from three of the major cities of the kingdom— Gandia, Xativa and Segorbe—, offers insight into the socio-economic level of this community, as well as the impact of this repression in a region which was losing its prerogatives and its power to the new Habsburg monarchy.
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Patricia Banères. Histoire d'une répression : les judéo-convers dans le royaume de Valence aux premiers temps de l'Inquisition (1461-1530). Histoire. Université Paul Valéry - Montpellier III, 2012. Français. ⟨NNT : 2012MON30035⟩. ⟨tel-00806779⟩

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