IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 222: Inquisition in the Wider Community

Monday 13 July 2009, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Lucy Sackville, Exeter College, University of Oxford
Moderator/Chair:John H. Arnold, Department of History, Classics & Archaeology, Birkbeck, University of London
Paper 222-aFear of Inquisition
(Language: English)
Christopher John Peter Sparks, Department of History, University of York
Index terms: Daily Life, Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life
Paper 222-bMalum non vitatur nisi cognitum: Inquisition and Secret Knowledge
(Language: English)
Lucy Sackville, Exeter College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life
Paper 222-c1273 and the Re-Launched Inquisition in Toulouse: Its Political and Social Context
(Language: English)
Pete Biller, Department of History, University of York
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy, Religious Life
Abstract

This session will examine what happened at the meeting place between inquisitors and the communities in which they had to operate. We will first consider the ways in which inquisitors used fear as a tool in their pursuit of heresy, which had effects beyond the immediate scope of their investigations that may have ultimately hindered their effectiveness. Themes of public and private inquisition will then be developed as we look at the ways in which knowledge moved between inquisitors, heretics, and followers. Finally, we will think about the impact that inquisition had on the political landscape in which it functioned.