University of California Press, 14.04.1989 - 362 Seiten
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.

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Yet another popular myth masquerading as history dies the death of a thousand cuts, by, by, to the myth of the nasty Spanish Inquisition. Vollständige Rezension lesen


The Law of Rome and the Latin Christian Church
Dissent Heterodoxy and the Medieval Inquisitorial Office
The Inquisitions in Iberia and the New World
The Roman and Italian Inquisitions
The Invention of The Inquisition
The Inquisition the Toleration Debates and
The Inquisition in Literature and Art
From Myth to History
Materials for a Meditation

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Seite 349 - Many political words are similarly abused. The word Fascism has now no meaning except in so far as it signifies "something not desirable". The words democracy, socialism, freedom, patriotic, realistic, justice, have each of them several different meanings which cannot be reconciled with one another. In the case of a word like democracy, not only is there no agreed definition, but the attempt to make one is resisted from all sides. It is almost universally felt that when we call a country democratic...

Über den Autor (1989)

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

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