A History of the Inquisition of the Middle Ages/Volume I

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[[../]] by Author:Henry Charles Lea
Volume I (Origin and Organization of the Inquisition)
in three volumes

New York: Harper & Brothers, Franklin Square.
Copyright, 1887, by Harper & Brothers.

Table of contents (pp. vii-xiv)

BOOK I. - ORIGIN AND ORGANIZATION OF THE INQUISITION.

(Growth of Intolerance in the Early Church - p. 209 | Persecution Commences under Constantine - p. 212 | The Church Adopts the Death-penalty for Heresy - p. 213 | Duty of the Ruler to Suppress Heresy - p. 215 | Decline of Persecuting Spirit under the Barbarians - p. 216 | Hesitation to Punish in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries - p. 218 | Uncertainty as to Form of Punishment - p. 220 | Burning Alive Adopted in the Thirteenth Century - p. 221 | Evasion of Responsibility by the Church - p. 223 | The Temporal Authority Coerced to Persecute - p. 224 | Persecution of the Dead - p. 230 | Motives Impelling to Persecution - p. 233 | Cruelty of the Middle Ages - p. 234 | Exaggerated Detestation of Heresy - p. 236 | Influence of Asceticism - p. 238 | Conscientious Motives - p. 239)


(Inquisitor both Judge and Confessor - p. 399 | Difficulty of Proving Heresy - p. 400 | The Inquisitorial Process universally Employed - p. 401 | Age of Responsibility. - Proceedings in Absentia. - The Dead - p. 402 | All Safeguards Withdrawn. - Secrecy of Procedure - p. 405 | Confession not Requisite for Conviction - p. 407 | Importance Attached to Confession - p. 408 | Interrogatory of the Accused - p. 410 | Resources for Extracting Confession. - Deceit - p. 414 | Irregular Tortures, Mental and Physical. - Delays - p. 417 | Formal Torture - p. 421 | Restricted by Clement V. - p. 424 | Rules for its Employment - p. 426 | Retraction of Confessions - p. 428)

(Comparative Unimportance of Witnesses - p. 430 | Flimsiness of Evidence Admitted - p. 431 | The Crime Known as "Suspicion of Heresy" - p. 433 | Number of Witnesses. - No Restrictions as to Character or Age - p. 434 | Mortal Enmity the only Disability - p. 436 | Secrecy of Confessional Disregarded - p. 437 | Suppression of Names of Witnesses - p. 437 | Evidence sometimes Withheld - p. 439 | Frequency of False-witness. - Its Penalty - p. 440)


(Theoretical Irresponsibility of the Inquisition - p. 534 | The Church Coerces the Secular Power to Burn Heretics - p. 536 | Only Impenitent Heretics Burned - p. 541 | Relapse. - Hesitation as to its Penalty. - Burning Decided upon - p. 543 | Difficulty of Defining Relapse - p. 547 | Refusal to Sumbit to Penance - p. 548 | Problable Frequency of Burning - p. 549 | Details of Execution - p. 551 | Burning of Books - p. 554 | Influence of Inquisitorial Methods on the Church - p. 557 | Influence on Secular Jurisprudence - p. 559)


About the book

The copyrights have expired (Henry Charles Lea 1825-1909). To learn more about the author check Penn Special Collections.

Volume I can be found on the Web in the Internet Archive at http://www.archive.org/details/historyi01leahuoft (FTP and HTTP links provide access to scanned pages of the book).

3 volumes of the book can be downloaded from SUL Books in PDF format.


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