This impressive volume is actually three histories in one: of the legal procedures, personnel, and institutions that shaped the inquisitorial tribunals from Rome to early modern Europe; of the myth of The Inquisition, from its origins with the anti-Hispanists and religious reformers of the sixteenth century to its embodiment in literary and artistic masterpieces of the nin...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published April 14th 1989 by University of California Press
(first published 1988)
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Definitely wins the "scary author photo" contest. There's this picture of what looks like a slightly more Byronic Boris Karloff half enveloped in shadow, right above a blurb that informs readers that Mr. Peters also authored the seminal study, Torture. CREEEEEPY.