Poder inquisitorial: el control de la costa y la defensa de la ; ortodoxia en la ría del Nervión

Poder, pensamiento y cultura en el Antiguo Régimen. Actas de la 1ª Semana de Estudios Históricos Noble Villa de Portugalete

Reguera Acedo, Iñaki

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Donostia-San Sebastián

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This work analyses the actions of the Inquisition reference to frontier security. The Inquisition´s visits to ships and their monitoring of foreigners in seaports was a very noteworthy activity. The network of delegates and members of the Inquisition, which was frequently linked to local power, was entrusted with inspections of ships. While carrying out such inspections, there were abuses that ; hampered commercial activities. The Nervión estuary, being as it was the focus of ; intensive international trade, was especially monitored. The data provided on ; Portugalete and Bilbao are a good example of inquisitorial zeal.
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