HIST 3175 No One Expects the Spanish Inquisition: Inquisitors, Heretics, and the Struggle for Truth in the Early Modern World (also JWST 3175, NES 3175) (HB) (HA-AS, HST-AS, SCD-AS) (HTR)
Tuesday and Thursday: 11:40-12:55 plus Independent Research
Professor Mayer Juni
This course uses the history of the Spanish Inquisition, and the richness of its archival records, to explore the variety of ways in which the pursuit of heresy was intertwined with transforming how knowledge was constructed, scrutinized, repressed, and deployed in the early modern world. Topics covered will include the struggle over religious authenticity in the age of Reformation, the formation of the bureaucratic state, the rise of empiricism and the scientific revolution, the birth of modern psychiatry, and the intellectual revolutions typically associated with the Enlightenment.