A History of the Inquisition of...

Henry Charles Lea`s three-volume The History of the Inquisition of the Middle Ages (sold as a set only) is widely regarded by scholars in the field as one of the outstanding works of scholarship on the subject.

xii CONTENTS. CHAPTER IX.— THE INQUISITORIAL PROCESS.Page Inquisitor both Judge and Confessor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 399 Difficulty of Proving Heresy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400 The Inquisitorial Process universally Employed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401 Age of Responsibility.— Proceedings in Absentia.— The Dead . . . . . . . . 402 All Safeguards Withdrawn.— Secrecy of Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 405 Confession not Requisite for Conviction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407 Importance Attached to Confession . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 408 Interrogatory of the Accused . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410 Resources for Extracting Confession.— Deceit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 414 Irregular Tortures, Mental and Physical.— Delays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417 Formal Torture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421 Restricted by Clement V. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 424 Rules for its Employment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 426   Retraction of Confessions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 428 CHAPTER X.— EVIDENCE.Comparative Unimportance of Witnesses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 430 Flimsiness of Evidence Admitted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 431 The Crime Known as “ Suspicion of Heresy” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 433 Number of Witnesses.— No Restrictions as to Character or Age . . . . . . 434 Mortal Enmity the only Disability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 436 Secrecy of Confessional Disregarded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 437 Suppression of Names of Witnesses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 437 Evidence sometimes Withheld . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 439   Frequency of False- witness.— Its Penalty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440 CHAPTER XI.— THE DEFENCE.Opportunity of Defence Reduced to a Minimum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 443 Denial of Counsel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 444 Malice of Witnesses the only Defence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 446 Prosecution of the Dead. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 448 Defence practically Impossible.— Appeals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 449 Condemnation virtually Inevitable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 453 Suspicion of Heresy.— Light, Vehement, and Violent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 454 Purgation by Conjurators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 455 Abjuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 457   C h a p t e r Home  | T O C  | I n d e x For use on stand- alone, non- institutional computers only. To purchase Scholar PDF version with advanced functionality, go to www. publishersrow. com

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Vol. IFRONT MATTERWORKS BY THE SAME AUTHOR.Title PageCopyright PagePREFACE.CONTENTSTHE INQUISITIONAPPENDIX.III.VII.VIII.XII.XIII.XIV.XVI.XVIIXVIII.XIX.Vol. IIFRONT MATTERCONTENTS THE INQUISITIONAPPENDIX.III.VII.VIII.XII.XIII.Vol. IIIFRONT MATTERCONTENTS THE INQUISITIONAPPENDIX.III.VII.VIII.INDEX.
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