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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
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2,376 words

a general tribunal and ecclesiastical institution created in Europe in the thirteenth century to investigate and combat heresy and other ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation

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2005
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Religion
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1,608 words

Although existing in Europe since the thirteenth century, the Inquisition acquired renewed importance during the age of the Reformation. The ...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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Current Version:
2003
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Religion
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171 words

A Roman Catholic tribunal for the suppression of heresy and punishment of heretics. Strictly speaking, one should speak of ‘inquisitions’, ...

Inquisition

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
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210 words

In the medieval Church, the Roman law inquisitio (inquiry) was introduced as a policing mechanism by Pope Innocent III and ...

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The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature

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2005
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Literature
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218 words

a body of ecclesiastical tribunals using inquisitorial procedures, first established in the 13th c. to prosecute Catholics suspected of heresy ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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2010
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History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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2,133 words

A form of criminal trial perfected by *Pope Innocent III and set out most authoritatively at the Fourth Lateran *Council ...

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
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99 words

Court set up by the Roman Catholic Church in the Middle Ages to seek out and punish heresy. The accused ...

Inquisition

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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1,254 words
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The defence of orthodoxy was among the tasks of the ecclesiastical hierarchy. With the affirmation of the papal monarchy, ...

Inquisition, Spanish

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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2005
Subject:
History, Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)
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473 words

The papal Inquisition was an ecclesiastical tribunal charged with the detection and prosecution of heresy; in the Middle Ages it had never operated in Castile. In ...

INQUISITION

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion (2 ed.)

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2011
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Religion
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326 words
an ecclesiastical court (“Holy Office”) set up by the Catholic church for the trial of heretics; that is, those who had abandoned the religious tenets and beliefs of the Catholic faith in ... More
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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006
an ecclesiastical tribunal established by Pope Gregory IX c.1232 for the suppression of heresy, at a time when certain heretical groups were regarded by the Church as enemies of society. ... More

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