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The Inquisition : a history

Author: Michael C Thomsett
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, [2010] ©2010
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Although the Catholic Church today tolerates beliefs and religious practices at odds with its own, for several centuries it enforced its doctrine with threats, excommunication, banishment, imprisonment, seizure of lands, torture, and death. This book explains the origins of the Roman Catholic Inquisition in the 13th century, the expansion of the movement, its campaign against Jews in Spain, its response to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Thomsett, Michael C.
Inquisition.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2010
(DLC) 2010013312
(OCoLC)496959751
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael C Thomsett
ISBN: 9780786456888 0786456884 0786444096 9780786444090
OCLC Number: 642693242
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 282 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Acknowledgments. Introduction. A four-stage, 400-year history --
Stage one of the inquisition. Pope Gregory IX, 1227 to 1241, stage one begins --
Cathar beginnings, challenge in heresy --
The dominican order --
The cathars' end and expanded inquisitions --
The age of Wyclif and Hus --
The great witch hunt --
Stage two, the Spanish Inquisition. The Jews and Conversos of Spain --
Conversos in the fifteenth century --
The age of torquemada, the grand inquisitor --
The Spanish Inquisition after Torquemada --
Stage three, the Reformation and the Roman Inquisition. Martin Luther --
Anglicanism and Calvinism --
The Roman Inquisition --
Galileo and the center of the universe --
Stage four, the modern inquisition. The end of inquisitions --
The modern office of the inquisition --
Epilogue. Chapter notes. Bibliography. Index.
Responsibility: Michael C. Thomsett.

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Examines the Roman Catholic Inquisition in its various forms, explaining how the movement expanded and changed from the mid-thirteenth to the fifteenth centuries. It includes analysis of the Spanish  Read more...

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