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Inquisition and medieval society : power, discipline, and resistance in Languedoc, James B. Given

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Inquisition and medieval society : power, discipline, and resistance in Languedoc
Title
Inquisition and medieval society
Title remainder
power, discipline, and resistance in Languedoc
Statement of responsibility
James B. Given
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • James B. Given analyzes the inquisition in one French region in order to develop a sociology of medieval politics. Established in the early thirteenth century to combat widespread popular heresy, inquisitorial tribunals identified, prosecuted, and punished heretics and their supporters. The inquisition in Languedoc was the best documented of these tribunals because the inquisitors aggressively used the developing techniques of writing and record keeping to build cases and extract confessions
  • Using a Marxist and Foucauldian approach, Given focuses on three inquiries: what techniques of investigation, interrogation, and punishment the inquisitors worked out in the course of their struggle against heresy; how the people of Languedoc responded to the activities of the inquisitors; and what aspects of social organization in Languedoc either facilitated or constrained the work of the inquisitors. Punishments not only inflicted suffering and humiliation on those condemned, he argues, but also served as theatrical instruction for the rest of society about the terrible price of transgression. Through a careful pursuit of these inquires, Given elucidates medieval society's contribution to the modern apparatus of power
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Given, James Buchanan
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BX1712
LC item number
.G58 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Inquisition
  • Church history
  • Languedoc (France)
  • Languedoc (France)
Label
Inquisition and medieval society : power, discipline, and resistance in Languedoc, James B. Given
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
36648589
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 255 pages
Isbn
9780801433580
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
97011596
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
Inquisition and medieval society : power, discipline, and resistance in Languedoc, James B. Given
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
36648589
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 255 pages
Isbn
9780801433580
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
97011596
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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