What did the Spanish Inquisition mean by the term "reconversos," and why did it persecute those "reconversos?"
#101444. Asked by flem-ish. (Dec 04 08 10:12 AM)
"reconversos" (also called "conversos", "maranos" and "new Christians") included among them Jews and Muslims who practiced their original faith and customs in secret, and only adopted Christianity in public. The Spanish inquisitors wished to protect the uniformity of the Christian religion and the Church of Spain (under the Papacy), and apparently figured there was something wrong with introducing the old customs and rituals of Judaism and Islam into the Christian culture of Spain.
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