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Inquisition / Edition 1

Inquisition / Edition 1

by Edward Peters
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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: 2900520066303
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 04/14/1989
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Edward Peters, author of the highly acclaimed Torture, is Henry Charles Lea Professor of Medieval History at the University of Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

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

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