UNLIMITED Audiobooks and eBooks

Over 40,000 books & works on all major devices

Get ALL YOU CAN for FREE for 30 days!

Torquemada and the Spanish Inquisition

Rafael Sabatini

How does All You Can Books work?

All You Can Books gives you UNLIMITED access to over 40,000 Audiobooks, eBooks, and Foreign Language courses. Download as many audiobooks, ebooks, language audio courses, and language e-workbooks as you want during the FREE trial and it's all yours to keep even if you cancel during the FREE trial. The service works on any major device including computers, smartphones, music players, e-readers, and tablets. You can try the service for FREE for 30 days then it's just $19.99 per month after that. So for the price everyone else charges for just 1 book, we offer you UNLIMITED audio books, e-books and language courses to download and enjoy as you please. No restrictions.

Book Excerpt: 
. . .hatching, who were just emerging from the slough of barbarism?

It is clear that mutual esteem between the races was out of all question in an age of strong religious prejudices. Toleration, however, was possible, and the Jew applied himself to win it. To this end he employed at once the vices and the virtues of the unfortunate, which centuries of tribulation had rendered inherent in him.

Armed with a stoicism that was almost pitiful, he donned a mask of indifference to confront expressed hatred and contempt; to violence he opposed cunning and the long-suffering patience that is so peculiarly his own—the patience that is allied with a high order of intelligence; the patience which, interpreted into “an infinite capacity for taking pains,” has been urged as the definition of genius, and is the secret of the Jew’s success wherever he is established.

In the cohesion in a foreign land of this people that cannot keep toget. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Very bright picture of religious situation in Spain, in the 15th century. And its tragedy. The only thing - I was expecting more detailed description of Torquemada as a person. But he was showed fragmentary, without psychological depth.

Sabatini racconta in questo libro la genesi e la successiva evoluzione dell’Inquisizione spagnola: il braccio giudiziario e terribile di Tomás de Torquemada e della regina cattolica Isabella di Castiglia. Partendo dalla situazione di semi-anarchia della Spagna nella seconda metà del ‘400, l’autore s

Assuming book review readers to be on average more bookish than the average it is possible that you know the name of Rafael Sabatini. Most likely you know of him as the author of many swash buckler, sword fighting adventure. Were I to list titles, some of you would remember the movies, often with Er

A slog at times with portions of nearly indecipherable sentence structure, a departure from Sabatini’s incredibly well-written fiction. It’s definitely apparent that this effort preceded his most successful works by more than a decade.

Glad I read it on the whole; I tabbed it up pretty well and got s

Sabatini not only wrote rip roaring historical novels, but also a few non-fiction works. Four altogether, if I'm not mistaken. Of these I have only read this one, but what a one it is.

All you might ever want to know about Torquemada is here, the background to his inquisition, many extracts from tri


Gave the book a four star rating, it was very interesting and I am interested in reading about the Inquisition. Many of the chapters repeat themselves but still well written.

Nonostante la natura saggistica dell’opera ho trovato il volume davvero scorrevole, l’autore svolge bene il proprio lavoro. Inizia catapultandoci nel contesto della vicenda, lo fa in modo esauriente, prendendosi ampio spazio (quasi tutte le prime 100 pagine) eppure non annoia mai. Questo perché non

Possibly the best account yet of the role of Torquemada in the Inquisition, with particular emphasis in the back half of the book of the notorious "Infante de la Guardia" incident and the role of that affair on Ferdinand and Isabella's decision to expel all Jews from Spain in 1492, right around the

View More Reviews