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Inquisition

 
 
 
 
Inquisition
Author: Edward Peters
ISBN 13: 9780520066304
ISBN 10: 520066308
Edition: N/A
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: 1989-04-14
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
List Price: $31.95
 
 

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.