World History: The Inquisition: The Quest for Absolute Religious Power, 1st Edition

  • Kenneth Bartolotta
  • Published By: Lucent Press (Rosen)
  • ISBN-10: 1534560505
  • ISBN-13: 9781534560505
  • DDC: 272.2
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 104 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released August 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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Religion can be a force for good, but when those in command seek to increase their control, it can become a dangerous tool. This volume explores the political power the Catholic Church possessed in medieval Europe and the lengths it went to in order to keep and expand that influence. Full-color photos, quotes from primary sources, and a timeline of important events supplement the main text to give readers a better understanding of the perils that can occur when an institution abuses its power.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Setting the Scene: A Timeline.
Introduction: Contemporary Views on the Inquisition.
1: The Birth of the Papal Inquisition.
2: The Politics of the Medieval Inquisition.
3: Roots and Objectives of the Spanish Inquisition.
4: Procedures and Penalties of the Spanish Inquisition.
5: The Numerous Victims of the Spanish Inquisition.
6: The New Inquisition and the Threat of Modern Science.
7: Epilogue: The Inquisition and its Legacy.
For More Information.
Picture Credits.
About the Author.