, demonized); therefore, it would be both morally and politically a good idea to extirpate the opposition, whatever the cost in human life. Third, the revisionists frequently explain away the terrorist policies of such rulers by reason of state or the need for self-protection against real or potential
interrupted the saint at prayers, presenting himself in royal dress and claiming to be Christ. 2
Temptation of St. Martin, Panteón de los Reyes, San Isidoro, León.
photo: james d’emilio
The scene constitutes just a minor element of an elaborate painted program that centers on the life of
Until the constriction of the local market, curios had enjoyed a second life on bazaar stalls, as just seen in the preceding chapter. But the very existence of historic artefacts offered for sale opens a new set of questions regarding supply and procurement. Some factors are well known. As