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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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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