Reconques & Spanish Inquisition

By:Leilani Oros

The Spanish Inquisition

The Spanish inquisition is where the priest punishes people who go against the church or people who are working with the devil.The catholic church is very powerful most of their leaders wanted to accept the Church’s teachings.The Church leaders feared that the Church would weaken the church and endanger people’s chances so they could go to heaven.People who are brought to before the Inquisition were urged to confess their heresy and ask for forgiveness.

The Reconques

During, the Middle Ages,Muslims ruled most of Spain and Portugal.These two lands make up the Iberian Peninsula.The most of the peninsula’s people,however,were Christians.The Muslims developed a rich culture in Spain and Portugal.They built beautiful mosques and palaces,such as the Alhambra in the Southern kingdom of Granada.They also founded schools were Muslims rule Jews,Christians,and Muslims went.The Christians struggle to take back the Iberian Peninsula was called the Reconquest.The Christians built three kingdoms during the 1200’s in Portugal in the west,Castile in the center,and Aragon in the Mediterranean Coast.Over the next 200 years the Muslims slowly lost their ground until all that remained was Granada.

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What is an Inquisitions?

Inquisition were those priests whose job it was to find and punish anyone who was against the church or working with the devil.The catholic church is very powerful most of their leaders wanted to accept the Church’s teachings.The Church leaders feared that the Church would weaken the church and endanger people’s chnaces so they could go to heaven.People who are brought to before the Inquisition were urged to confess their heresy and ask for forgiveness.

The Spanish Church power

The Catholic church was the supreme power during most of the medieval period. Ways the church exercised its power includes the flow of wealth, the use of sacraments to control people and their lives, the use of Church councils, the propaganda value of the religious beggars

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