Inquisition

Inquisition

by Edward Peters
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520066308

ISBN-13: 9780520066304

Pub. Date: 04/14/1989

Publisher: University of California Press


This impressive volume is actually three histories in one: of the legal procedures, personnel, and institutions that shaped the inquisitorial tribunals from Rome to early modern Europe; of the myth of The Inquisition, from its origins with the anti-Hispanists and religious reformers of the sixteenth century to its embodiment in literary and artistic…  See more details below

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This impressive volume is actually three histories in one: of the legal procedures, personnel, and institutions that shaped the inquisitorial tribunals from Rome to early modern Europe; of the myth of The Inquisition, from its origins with the anti-Hispanists and religious reformers of the sixteenth century to its embodiment in literary and artistic masterpieces of the nineteenth century; and of how the myth itself became the foundation for a "history" of the inquisitions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520066304
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
04/14/1989
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
347
Sales rank:
1,321,030
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsv
Introduction1
1.The Law of Rome and the Latin Christian Church11
2.Dissent, Heterodoxy, and the Medieval Inquisitorial Office40
3.The Inquisitions in Iberia and the New World75
4.The Roman and Italian Inquisitions105
5.The Invention of The Inquisition122
6.The Inquisition, the Toleration Debates, and the Enlightenment155
7.The Inquisition in Literature and Art189
8.The Power of Art and the Transformation of Myth: Four Nineteenth-Century Studies231
9.From Myth to History263
10.Materials for a Meditation296
Literary Inquisition: A Bibliographical Essay316
Index348

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