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The Forgetting River by Doreen Carvajal
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Jun 07, 2012

it was amazing
Read from June 07 to 12, 2012

A writer's journey of discovery places genealogical research and history lessons in a very personal context. This may be more than you ever wanted to know about the Spanish Inquisition, the expulsion of Jews, then gypsies, then Muslims. Even an occasional wealthy noble, whose property seizure by Inquisition officials and anyone with a grudge to point at them, could be put to torture and execution, all to "purify the faith." This true story was viscerally disturbing, yet the music playing in my mind and the scents of the cuisine described were also a comfort.
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