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The devils of Cardona, Matthew Carr

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The devils of Cardona
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The devils of Cardona
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Matthew Carr
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eng
Summary
"In this gripping historical thriller set in sixteenth-century Spain, a Catholic priest is murdered by a mysterious Muslim avenger as the Inquisition continues to force Moriscos to live and worship as Christians. In March 1584, the priest of Belamar de la Sierra, a small town in Aragon near the French border, is murdered in his own church. Most of the town's inhabitants are Moriscos, former Muslims who converted to Catholicism. Anxious to avert a violent backlash on the eve of a royal visit, an adviser to King Philip II appoints local magistrate Bernardo de Mendoza to investigate. A soldier and humanist, Mendoza doesn't always live up to the moral standards expected of court officials, but he has a reputation for incorruptibility. From the beginning, Mendoza finds almost universal hatred for the priest. And it isn't long before he's drawn into a complex and dangerous world in which greed, fanaticism, and state policy overlap. And as the killings continue, Mendoza's investigation is overshadowed by the real prospect of an ethnic and religious civil war. By turns an involving historical thriller and a novel with parallels to our own time, The Devils of Cardona is an unexpected and compelling read"--
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Title
The devils of Cardona
Creator
Summary
When the priest of Belamar de la Sierra, a tiny village in Aragon, is murdered in his church, King Philip II sends magistrate Bernardo Mendoza to investigate and defuse a tense situation. Not only are most of Belamar's inhabitants Moriscos -- Muslims converted to Catholicism -- they're also being stirred to revolt against the Crown by a religious reformer known as the Redeemer. Set in 16th-century Spain, this atmospheric and richly detailed novel presents a dramatic tale of murder and vengeance, while exploring the thorny political, religious, and cultural issues of the period. -- Description by Gillian Speace
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10507070
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.92
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maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6103.A7273
LC item number
D49 2016
Literary form
fiction
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adult
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Matthew Carr
The devils of Cardona, Matthew Carr

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