Purity of Blood Topics for Discussion

Arturo Pérez-Reverte
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Discuss how the Church used the purity of blood as a method for undermining its adversaries.

How did honor and the defense of honor play a role in Spanish society during the times of Captain Alatriste? Are there any parallels to this behavior at other times and in other cultures? Give examples.

How does Inigo prove his loyalty to Alatriste? What does it cost him, and how does it ultimately save him?

How is don Quevedo's willingness to help the de la Cruzes ironic? Why would he risk so much for honor?

Inigo describes the Spain of Philip IV as 'contradictory.' What does he mean? Give examples.

Discuss the root causes of the Thirty Years War.

How did the Conde de Olivares's policies anger the Inquisition?

Compare the Spanish Inquisition to two modern systems of oppression.

How does Alatriste's devotion to Inigo undermine...

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