IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 826: Cathars, Sorcerers, and conversos: New Approaches to the Medieval Inquisition in Catalonia and Languedoc, 13th-15th Centuries

Tuesday 4 July 2017, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Pau Castell-Granados, Departament d'Història i Arqueologia, Universitat de Barcelona
Moderator/Chair:Delfi-Isabel Nieto-Isabel, Departament d'Història Medieval, Paleografia i Diplomàtica, Universitat de Barcelona
Paper 826-aFighting Heresy: The Establishment of the Papal Inquisition in the Crown of Aragon during the 13th Century
(Language: English)
Carles Gascón-Chopo, Departamento de Historia Medieval, Ciencias y Técnicas Historiográficas, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Law
Paper 826-b'Multis et gravibus sortilegiiis que sapiunt heresim manifeste': The Inquisitorial Persecution of Sorcery in Catalonia and Languedoc during the 14th Century
(Language: English)
Pau Castell-Granados, Departament d'Història i Arqueologia, Universitat de Barcelona
Index terms: Canon Law, Law, Mentalities, Sermons and Preaching
Paper 826-cFrom the Catalan Medieval Inquisition to the Spanish Santo Oficio: The Persecution of conversos under the Catholic Monarchs
(Language: English)
Agustí Alcoberro-Pericay, Facultat de Geografia i Història, Universitat de Barcelona
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy, Religious Life
Abstract

During the Late Middle Ages, a new sort of judicial institution composed by a body of agents issued from the Mendicant orders was created to fight against what were considered to be heretical movements. These inquisitors were soon established in the territories of Languedoc and Catalonia, with the so-called Cathars as its primary source of concern. Since its creation in the 1230s, the Papal Inquisition would contribute to shape and persecute religious otherness within Christian society. The session presents some of the ongoing research concerning the inquisitorial activity carried out in the regions of Catalonia and Languedoc, from its first steps during the 13th century to its final substitution by the Holy Office at the end of the 15th century.