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God's jury : the Inquisition and the making of the modern world

Author: Cullen Murphy
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The acclaimed author of "Are We Rome?" brings his highly praised blend of deep research, colorful travelogue, and insightful political analysis to a new history of the Inquisition. Exploring the Inquisition from its establishment in 1231 onwards, Murphy argues that not only did its offices survive into the twentieth century, its spirit lingers on in the modern world too.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cullen Murphy
ISBN: 9780618091560 0618091564
OCLC Number: 699759074
Description: 310 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Standard operating procedure: the paper trail --
A stake in the ground: the medieval Inquisition --
Queen of torments: the Spanish Inquisition --
That Satanic device: the Roman Inquisition --
To the ends of the earth: the global Inquisition --
The verdict of history: the secular Inquisition --
With God on our side: in praise of doubt.
Responsibility: Cullen Murphy.

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The acclaimed author of "Are We Rome?" brings his highly praised blend of deep research, colorful travelogue, and insightful political analysis to a new history of the Inquisition. Exploring the Inquisition from its establishment in 1231 onwards, Murphy argues that not only did its offices survive into the twentieth century, its spirit lingers on in the modern world too.
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