By Henry Charles Lea
Original 12 months of publication: 1887
Henry Charles Lea's 3 quantity The background of the Inquisition of the center Ages remains to be extensively seemed via students within the box as one of many striking works of scholarship at the topic. In quantity 1, Lea provides historical past information regarding the Inquisition - the occasions which happened to urged the church to set up the Inquisition, the guidelines in regards to the position of the church and govt in society and man's courting to different males, the church, his govt, and God that allowed the Inquisition to develop into demonstrated, and the shape that the Inquisition took the place it was once brought. quantity 2 seems to be on the Inquisition intimately for a few geographic parts (Languedoc, France, Italy, Germany, Bohemia, etc.). In quantity three, Lea offers with chosen points, similar to the witch trials, of the Inquisition. even supposing every one quantity is set 550 pages, Lea didn't exhaust his wisdom of the topic of the Inquisition, writing in regards to the subject in numerous different volumes, together with yet now not constrained to, Superstition and Force, The heritage of the Inquisition in Spain, The historical past of the Inquisition within the Spanish Dependencies, and The historical past of Sacerdotal Christianity.
NB: This PDF has all 3 volumes - that's the way it was once published. the image of the canopy specifying merely quantity one is deceptive, even if it's the legit conceal from the publisher.
Source: Retail PDF through library. now not marked as retail as a result of removing of watermarks and navigation on the best of every web page, yet nonetheless retail caliber.
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Dial. Mirac. Disk vi. cap. —Catalog. Varior. Hæreticor. (Bib, Max. Patrum. Ed. 1618, t. xiii. p. 309). FRUITLESS MONASTIC REFORMS. 39 wealth and notoriety thus about to be forced upon them. His successor, Prior Peter of Limoges, accordingly repaired to his tomb and reproachfully addressed him: “O servant of God, thou hast shown us the path of poverty and hast earnestly striven to teach us to walk therein. Now thou wishest to lead us from the straight and narrow way of salvation to the broad road of eternal death.
1644 p. 483)—Wadding. Annal. Minor. ann. 1238, No. —D’Argentre, Collect. Judicior. de Nov. Error. I. i. 143. , as preserved in the official register, for the first three months of 1245, embraces three hundred and thirty-two letters, and of these about one fifth are dispensations to sixty-five persons to hold pluralities (Berger, Registres d’Innoc. IV. t. I. ). A considerable proportion of the remainder are licenses for violations of canon law, showing how exhaustless were the vices of the clergy as a source of profit to the curia.
They were stone as to understanding, wood as to rendering judgment, fire as to wrath, iron as to forgiveness, foxes in deceit, bulls in pride, and minotaurs in consuming everything. In the next century Robert Grosseteste boldly told Innocent IV. * When such was the example set by the head of the Church, it would have been a marvel had not too many bishops used all their abundant opportunities for the fleecing of their flocks. Peter Cantor, an unexceptionable witness, describes them as fishers for money and not for souls, with a thousand frauds to empty the pockets of the poor.
A History of the Inquisition of the Middle Ages by Henry Charles Lea