I am looking for work on religious sanctuary in Spain, for any era but preferably in the early modern period, up to the nineteenth century Desamortizaciones.
By sanctuary, I mean the practice of criminals and others, such as debtors, seeking refuge from legal authorities through recourse to entering religious spaces.
Works in English very much appreciated, but happy to receive spanish language suggestions, whether source texts or current scholarship.
I have been working on debtor sanctuaries in early modern London, and am looking for comparative angles; I have some material on Paris, but otherwise, for a widespread Christian practice, have found little non-anglophone work.
Additionally, according to Richard Ford, the Alhambra was made "in 1664 an extra-judicial asylum for debtors"*; despite my best efforts I have found virtually no other mention of this. Further information gratefully received.