The Spanish Inquisition Comparison Essay by write123

The Spanish Inquisition
A comparison of two books that discuss the Spanish Inquisition: "The Spanish Inquisition " by Helen Rawling and "Mad for God: Bartolome Sanchez, the Secret Messiah of Cardenete" by Sara Tilghman Nalle.
# 106124 | 1,379 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Jul 25, 2008 in History (European) , English (Analysis) , Literature (Comparative Literature)

$19.95 Buy and instantly download this paper now


The paper discusses two books on the subject of the Spanish Inquisition. The paper compares Helen Rawling's book "The Spanish Inquisition", a relatively objective chronological introduction to the events of the inquisition with another book, Sara Tilghman Nalle's "Mad for God: Bartolome Sanchez, the Secret Messiah of Cardenete", which has a more anecdotal and personal account approach.

From the Paper:

"The Spanish inquisition The Spanish inquisition "The information in each book is also organized differently, though both are chronological, and topical the Nalle work is clearly much more narrative in nature than the Rawlings, work as has been noted by the summary works above. The organization in the Rawlings work is clearly to demonstrate the scope of the whole of the period in such a way that the reader understands the massive number of events and differing circumstances of the more than 300 year inquisition. The organization of the Nalle work is designed to offer a topical and chronological breakdown of the events that occurred, in conjunction with as much primary documentation, of differing characters and points of view as possible. The work organized to offer a comprehensive rather than broad understanding of one man's experience, with the inclusion of the many characters that were a part of the case as there is evidence to support."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Rawlings, Helen, The Spanish Inquisition Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2006.
  • Nalle, Sara Tilgham, Mad For God: Bartolome Sanchez, the Secret Messiah of Cardenete. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 2001.

Cite this Comparison Essay:

APA Format

The Spanish Inquisition (2008, July 25) Retrieved February 22, 2020, from

MLA Format

"The Spanish Inquisition" 25 July 2008. Web. 22 February. 2020. <>