By Henry Charles Lea
Original 12 months of publication: 1887
Henry Charles Lea's 3 quantity The heritage of the Inquisition of the center Ages continues to be generally seemed through 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 instructed the church to set up the Inquisition, the tips 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 turn into proven, and the shape that the Inquisition took the place it used to be brought. quantity 2 appears to be like on the Inquisition intimately for a few geographic components (Languedoc, France, Italy, Germany, Bohemia, etc.). In quantity three, Lea bargains with chosen facets, resembling the witch trials, of the Inquisition. even though each one quantity is ready 550 pages, Lea didn't exhaust his wisdom of the topic of the Inquisition, writing concerning the subject in different different volumes, together with yet now not restricted to, Superstition and Force, The background 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 used to be published. the image of the canopy specifying merely quantity one is deceptive, even supposing it's the reputable disguise from the publisher.
Source: Retail PDF through library. now not marked as retail due to removing of watermarks and navigation on the best of every web page, yet nonetheless retail caliber.
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Ejusd. Regest, I. 330; ii. 265; v. 33, 34; x. — Gregor. PP. IX. Bull. Desiderantes plurimum (Potthast Regesta, I. —Chron. Augustan, ann. —Stephani Tornacens. Epist. —Gualt. Mapes de Nugis Curialium Dist. ii. cap. vii. FORGERY OF PAPAL LETTERS. 19 papal chancery is not wronged, were freely sold to all able to pay for them. Europe thus was traversed by multitudes of men armed with these weapons, which they used without remorse for extortion and oppression. Bishops, too, were not backward in thus farming out their more limited jurisdictions, and, in the confusion thus aris ing, it was not difficult for reckless adventurers to pretend to the possession of these delegated powers and use them likewise for the basest purposes, no one daring to risk the possible consequences of resistance.
S. Edmund. Cantuar. ann. 1236, c. —Synod. Wigorn. ann. 1240, c. —Concil. Turón, ann. 1239, c. 4, 17. LEGACIES FOR PIOUS USES. 29 subject of complaint. In 811 Charlemagne, in summoning provincial councils throughout his empire, asks them whether that man can be truly said to have renounced the world who unceasingly seeks to augment his possessions, and by promises of heaven and threats of hell persuades the simple and unlearned to disinherit their heirs, who are thus compelled by poverty to robbery and crime.
98. See also II 236; VI I. 216; X 182, 194; W. 142; XII. 24, 25; XV. 186, 235; XVI. — 16 THE CHURCH. Even where the enormity of offences did not call for papal intervention, the episcopal office was prostituted in a thousand ways of oppression and exaction which were sufficiently within the law to afford the sufferers no opportunity of redress. How thoroughly its profitable nature was recognized, is shown by the case of a bishop who, when fallen in years, summoned together his nephews and relatives that they might agree among themselves as to his succession.