Tuesday Sep 19, 2023

Seven Myths of the Spanish Inquisition with Gretchen Starr-LeBeau

Dr. Gretchen Starr-LeBeau recently wrote the book Seven Myths of the Spanish Inquisition, which is the focus of our conversation. She earned her Ph.D. at the University of Michigan and now is the chair of the Religious Studies Program at Principia College. She is a professor who cares about teaching, earning the Chancellor’s Outstanding Teaching Award at the University of Kentucky in 2001 as well as the Horace Edwin Harper Jr. and Evelyn Wright Harper Award for Teaching Excellence at Principia College in 2020. Gretchen's first book, In the Shadow of the Virgin (Princeton University Press, 2003), was a finalist for the 2004 National Jewish Book Award in history.


Here are three books recommended by Gretchen:

Inquisitorial Inquiries: Brief Lives of Secret Jews and Other Heretics

Village Infernos and Witches' Advocates by Lu Ann Homza

A Drizzle of Honey: The Lives and Recipes of Spain's Secret Jews


We also mentioned this book in the conversation:

The Friar and the Maya: Diego de Landa and the Account of the Things of the Yucatan


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