Inquisition, Repression, and Toleration

Carol Lansing

in Power & Purity

Published in print September 2001 | ISBN: 9780195149807
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199849079 | DOI:
Inquisition, Repression, and Toleration

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In 1268 an inquisition headed by a Franciscan, Fra Benvenuto, sentenced the Orvietan Cathars. In all, eighty-five people were sentenced, twenty-eight of them women. In eighteen cases—twelve men and six women—the inquisitors convicted the dead. This chapter examines the sentences of the 1268 inquisition and the problem of the repression of heresy in 13th-century Italy.

Keywords: Catharism; inquisition; Orvientan Cathars; heresy

Chapter.  8625 words. 

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500)

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