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Death by effigy : a case from the Mexican Inquisition

Author: Luis R Corteguera
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2012.
Series: Early modern Americas.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Tells the story of the presentation of an effigy on a church door with a name attached to it. (This was interpreted by everyone in the community as an accusation of heresy against the person named.) The paraphenalia of the Mexican Inquisition was stolen to make the effigy, and the Mexican inquisition pursued the fabricators of the effigy for several years and nine distinct trials of slander.

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version:
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Luis R Corteguera
ISBN: 9780812244397 0812244397 9780812223163 0812223160
OCLC Number: 777386237
Description: xviii, 222 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: List of Abbreviations (starting p. ix) --
Preface (starting p. xi) --
pt. I 1578 --
Prologue: The Crime of Tecamachalco (starting p. 3) --
ch. 1 False Start (starting p. 29) --
ch. 2 Trial and Failure (starting p. 32) --
pt. II 1581 --
ch. 3 Surprise Witness (starting p. 45) --
ch. 4 The Mother, the Son, and the Stepson (starting p. 49) --
ch. 5 Mistrial (starting p. 77) --
pt. III 1582 --
ch. 6 New and Old Leads (starting p. 93) --
ch. 7 The Scribe (starting p. 102) --
ch. 8 The Interpreter (starting p. 108) --
ch. 9 The Farmer (starting p. 114) --
ch. 10 Under Torment (starting p. 120) --
ch. 11 Conspiracy (starting p. 128) --
ch. 12 More Torment (starting p. 145) --
ch. 13 The Wife (starting p. 152) --
ch. 14 Reconciliation (starting p. 161) --
Epilogue (starting p. 163) --
Notes (starting p. 179) --
Key Names (starting p. 205) --
Glossary (starting p. 209) --
Index (starting p. 211) --
Acknowledgments (starting p. 221)
Series Title: Early modern Americas.
Responsibility: Luis R. Corteguera.


On July 21, 1578, a small Mexican town awoke to the news of a scandal. Nailed to the door of its church was a double-faced effigy denouncing a neighbor as a Jew who should burn at the stake. Nine  Read more...


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"Corteguera unearths a memorable and multifaceted story from deep inside the still little-known society of early colonial Mexico. Sophisticated in its treatment of a great array of topics, from early Read more...

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