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dc.contributor.authorBETHENCOURT, Francisco
dc.contributor.otherBIRRELL Jean (Translator)
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-20T10:57:13Z
dc.date.available2012-11-20T10:57:13Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationCambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009en
dc.identifier.isbn9780521847933
dc.identifier.isbn9780521748230
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1814/24515
dc.descriptionOriginally published in French as L'Inquisition à L'Époque Moderne by A. Fayard, 1995.en
dc.description.abstractThe Inquisition was the most powerful disciplinary institution in the early modern world, responsible for 300,000 trials and over 1.5 million denunciations. How did it root itself in different social and ethnic environments? Why did it last for three centuries? What cultural, social and political changes led to its abolition? In this first global comparative study, published ijn 2009, Francisco Bethencourt examines the Inquisition's activities in Spain, Italy, Portugal and overseas Iberian colonies. He demonstrates that the Inquisition played a crucial role in the Catholic Reformation, imposing its own members in papal elections, reshaping ecclesiastical hierarchy, defining orthodoxy, controlling information and knowledge, influencing politics and framing daily life. He challenges both traditionalist and revisionist perceptions of the tribunal. Bethencourt shows the Inquisition as an ever evolving body, eager to enlarge jurisdiction and obtain political support to implement its system of values, but also vulnerable to manipulation by rulers, cardinals, and local social elites.en
dc.description.tableofcontents-- Introduction -- Foundation -- Organization -- Presentation -- Appointments -- The edicts -- The visits -- The auto-da-fé -- Status -- Representations -- Abolition -- Conclusionen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCUPen
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://hdl.handle.net/1814/5724en
dc.relation.isbasedonhttp://hdl.handle.net/1814/24514
dc.titleThe Inquisition : a global history, 1478-1834en
dc.typeBooken
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dc.description.versionPublished version of EUI PhD thesis, 1992en


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