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Spanish Inquisition Research Paper

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Beig, “Al-Andalus is referred to the territory occupied by the Muslim empire in Southern Spain, which refer to the cities of Almeria, Malaga, Cadiz, Huelva, Seville, Cordoba, Jaen and Granada” (p.1). The moors gradually claimed control over the whole of the peninsula but this in turn sparked the Christian Reconquest Covadonga in 722AD. For the next four hundred years the Christians and Muslims fought against each other trying to capture then conquer different areas within the Peninsula. Then finally in 1230 the Christian armies of Castilla, Aragón and Navarra joined forces to banish the Muslims for good.
The next stage of Spanish history explains how Fernando of Aragón married Isabel of Castile 1469 uniting their kingdoms under the joint rule of a Catholic monarchy. During their reign the monarchs implemented “The Spanish Inquisition”. Research by Pérez (2005) shows that the Spanish Inquisition was established to eliminate racial differences, “Ferdinand and Isabella wanted a modern state” (p. 35). The inquisition was meant to force the Jews to convert to Christianity otherwise they would be tortured or banished.
In 1492, the monarchs subsided Christopher Columbus’s voyage to discover the Americas. Columbus’s discoveries lead to the beginning of the Spanish Empire overseas. The influx of new wealth enabled them to finance a huge army …show more content…

This demonstrates the freedom that Spaniards have to believe in their own religious idealism. Although, religion is not enforced, Spain still flourishes with the traditions that the Catholic Church used to define their nation. For instance, Holy week is celebrated all over the country to commemorate the life of Christ. The celebration happens during the last week of lent with street processions and festivals performed all over the nation, attracting tourists from all over the

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