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dc.contributor.advisorCorteguera, Luis R
dc.contributor.authorBias, Brett Dunbar
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-06T21:06:41Z
dc.date.available2019-09-06T21:06:41Z
dc.date.issued2018-12-31
dc.date.submitted2018
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/ku:16362
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/29571
dc.description.abstractHistories of the Spanish Empire in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries often view it as a militant champion of Catholic orthodoxy, where the Spanish Inquisition eradicated all erroneous behaviors and beliefs. Thousands of cases of sacrilege and blasphemy complicate this story. This dissertation offers a more complex and varied portrait of religion across the Spanish empire. It shows that theological treatises and official ceremonies admitted religion flourished in “grey” areas between doctrine and everyday practice. Drawing from dozens of inquisitorial cases in Spain and the Viceroyalty of Mexico, my study locates blaspheming against God, physically attacking sacred images and objects, and acts of desecration against the Host within intensely personal religious experiences. Acts such as yelling insults at God, slashing sacred images with a knife, or desecrating the Host reveal a cosmology in which humans interacted with divine powers through a range of behaviors that mixed the orthodox and the heterodox in everyday religious practice.
dc.format.extent204 pages
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Kansas
dc.rightsCopyright held by the author.
dc.subjectEuropean history
dc.subjectLatin American history
dc.subjectReligious history
dc.subject
dc.titleGood Catholics, Bad Acts: Sacrilege, Blasphemy and Lived Religion in the Early Modern Spanish Empire
dc.typeDissertation
dc.contributor.cmtememberVicente, Marta
dc.contributor.cmtememberSchwaller, Robert
dc.contributor.cmtememberRosenthal, Anton
dc.contributor.cmtememberManning, Patricia
dc.thesis.degreeDisciplineHistory
dc.thesis.degreeLevelPh.D.
dc.identifier.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-9682-2807
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