A History of the Inquisition of the Middle Ages, Volume 2

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Cosimo, Inc., Dec 1, 2005 - History - 600 pages
As civilization slowly advanced, as the midnight of the Dark Ages began to yield to the approaching dawn of modern ideas, as the hopelessness of humanity grew less abject, the Manichaean theory grew less attractive. The world was gradually awakening to new aims and new possibilities; it was outgrowing the dreary philosophy of pessimism, and was unconsciously preparing for the yet unknown future in which man was to regard Nature not as an enemy, but as a teacher.-from "Chapter IV: Italy"Considered America's first great scholar of the Middle Ages and a trailblazing proponent of utilizing primary sources when inquiring into the past, Henry Charles Lea gave us what is still a vital history of the centuries-long reign of terror known as the Inquisition. A passionate account of mass hysteria, its spiritual and intellectual roots, and its "inevitable" evolution, this is grimly fascinating and highly readable, an excellent investigation into one of the foundations of modern civilization the repercussions of which are still being felt today. Volume 2 of this 3-volume 1888 work examines the localized affects of the Inquisition in France, Spain, Italy, and Germany, including Inquisitorial frauds in which victims were "selected for spoilation on account of their wealth," the decadence of the Inquisitors, and assassinations, rebellions, and other intrigues.American historian and publisher HENRY CHARLES LEA (1825-1909) also wrote Superstition and Force (1866), Historical Sketch of Sacerdotal Celibacy (1867), and History of the Inquisition of Spain (1906-1908).
 

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Contents

Decadence of Inquisition ia Fourteenth Century
254
Decline of the Lombard Inquisition
269
Tuscany Increasing Insubordination Case of Piero di Aqnila
276
Decline of Inquisition in Central Italy
282
Efforts of Innocent III and Honorius III East of the Adriatic
290
Endeavors of Boniface VIIL and John XXH
299
Fruitlessness of the Work 801
305
Confusion Aggravated by Persecution 807
314

Death of Alphonse and Jeanne in 1273
58
Rise of the Royal PowerAppeals to the King
67
Frere Bernard Delicieux
75
Troubles at AM Conflict between Church and State
82
Philippe Visits Languedoc His Plan of Reform
88
Appeal to Clement V Investigation
94
Recrudescence of Heresy Pierre Autier
104
Political Effeots of Confiscation
110
Roberts Insane Massacres and Punishment
117
Paris Auto At ft in 1310 Marguerite la Porete
123
The Parlement Assumes Superior Jurisdiction
130
Moribund Activity during the Fifteenth Century
138
It Falls into utter Discredit
144
Renewed Persecutions in 1432 and 1441
157
Abaook Unimportance of Heresy there 182
163
Cabtiik Inquisition not Introduced there
180
PoETOOAtNo Effective Inquisition there
188
Political Conditions Favoring Heresy 151
194
Popular Indifference to the Church
201
Giovanni Schio da Vicenaa
207
Death of Frederic II in 1250 Chief Obstacle Removed
213
Rainerio Saccone
219
Uberto Pallavicino
228
Sporadic Popular Opposition
237
Naples Toleration Under Normans and Hohenstaufens
244
Inquisition Introduced in 1288 under State Supervision
251
Persecution of Strassburg Waldensea in 1212 818
325
Gregory Commissions the Dominicans as Inquisitors 838
338
Growth of Heresy Virtual Toleration
348
The Beguiaes Beghards and Lollards 380
355
John Tattler and the Friends of God 383
367
Antagonism between Louis of Bavaria and the Papacy 877
378
Attempts to Introduce the InquisitionSuccessful in 1369
388
Beghards and Beguines Protected by the Prelates
394
The Waldenses Their Extension and Persecution 896
401
Triumph of the Beghards at Constance
409
Gregory of Heimbnrg
417
Decay of the Inquisition John Renehlin
423
Growth of Waldensianism John of Pima 480
438
John Huss Becomes the Leader of Reform
444
Convocation of the Gouncil of Constance
453
His Arrest Question of the Safeconduct
471
Exceptional Audiences Allowed to Huss
484
Extraordinary Efforts to Procure Recantation
490
Inquisitorial Methods Attempted in Bohemia 606
523
Council of Basle Negotiation with the Hussites a Necessity
530
Difficulties Caused by Rokyzanas Ambition
536
The Calixtins Secure Control under George Podiebrad 641
542
His Projected Hussite Crusade Impeded by the Capture of Constan
551
Steady Estrangement of Bohemia Negotiations and Attacks
559
Their Growth and Constancy under Persecution
566
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