Inquisition and Power: Catharism and the Confessing Subject in Medieval Languedoc

Inquisition and Power: Catharism and the Confessing Subject in Medieval Languedoc

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What should historians do with the words of the dead? Inquisition and Power reformulates the historiography of heresy and the inquisition by focusing on depositions taken from the Cathars, a religious sect that opposed the Catholic church and took root in southern France during the twelfth century. Despite the fact that these depositions were spoken in the vernacular, but recorded in Latin in the third person and rewritten in the past tense, historians have often… (more)

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Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press (January 01, 2011)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 328 pages

File size: 693 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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