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Andrew Keitt specializes in the cultural and intellectual history of early modern Europe, with a focus on seventeenth-century Spain. His research interests include inquisition studies, history of medicine, and the cognitive science of religion. His book, Inventing the Sacred: Imposture, Inquisition, and the Boundaries of the Supernatural in Golden Age Spain (Brill, 2005), deals with the Spanish Inquisition's prosecution of the crime of "simulated sanctity,"--the feigning of raptures, revelations, and other supernatural phenomena--and the ways in which this judicial discourse was influenced by shifting boundaries between the natural and supernatural realms in early modern Europe.