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Title: Medieval inquisition in Malta, 1433-1561
Authors: Bonnici, Alexander
Keywords: Malta -- History -- Aragonese and Castillians, 1283-1530
Malta -- History -- Knights of Malta, 1530-1798
Inquisition -- Malta -- History -- 15th century
Inquisition -- Malta -- History -- 16th century
Issue Date: 1989
Publisher: Upper Secondary School Valletta
Citation: Bonnici, A. (1989). Medieval inquisition in Malta, 1433-1561. Hyphen, 6(2), 61-75
Abstract: Inquisition is the name given to ecclesiastical jurisdiction dealing, both in the Middle Ages and in later times, with the detection and punishment of heretics and of aU persons guilty of any offence against Catholic orthodoxy. The word 'Inquisition' was probably used in the above sense for the first time in 844, when Emperor Charles II advised the bishops to inquire into the errors of the people and correct them. In its historical significance, the word 'Inquisition' has very close links with a tribunal which in the past engendered great fear, even in those who had no doubts of its fairness. It was every inquisitor's duty to look out for heretics in order to correct and punish them. The first form of punishment for heresy
Appears in Collections:Hyphen, Volume 6, No. 2 (1989)
Hyphen, Volume 6, No. 2 (1989)

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