The Roman Inquisition

As Thomas F. Mayer demonstrates in this first study of the Roman Inquisition as an institution, the Inquisition underwent constant modification as it expanded. Originally aimed to eradicate Protestant heresy, it went beyond medieval antecedents by becoming a highly articulated centralized organ directly dependent on the pope.

The Roman Inquisition
A Papal Bureaucracy and Its Laws in the Age of Galileo

Thomas F. Mayer

2013 | 392 pages | Cloth $79.95
History | Religion
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The Roman Inquisition's Operations
Chapter 2. The Sacred Congregation: Inquisitors Before 1623
Chapter 3. The Sacred Congregation Under Urban VIII
Chapter 4. The Professional Staff
Chapter 5. Inquisition Procedure: The Holy Office's Use of Inquisitio

List of Abbreviations
Selected Bibliography