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Converso society and Inquisition

<p>Room dedicated to the <em>converso</em> society and the Inquisition.</p>

Room dedicated to the converso society and the Inquisition.

In 1478, the Catholic Monarchs created the Tribunal of the Holy Office of the Inquisition, to persecute heresy and impose the Christian faith. In the eyes of the Inquisition, the entire population of converts was suspected of practising Judaism in secret. For this reason, they were relentlessly controlled and persecuted. This section revolves around the horrors and hardships of those people who were persecuted and tortured.


<p>Stocks. Wood and iron. 14th century (?), from the Foix&agrave; Castle (Art collection of the Provincial deputation of Girona)</p>
<p>Shield of the Inquisition. Stone. 18th century, Girona (cession of the Archeology Museum of Catalonia. Girona).</p>
Shield of the Inquisition
Shield of the Inquisition
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