Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
Look Inside A History of the Inquisition of the Middle Ages

A History of the Inquisition of the Middle Ages

Volume 1


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Medieval History

  • Date Published: June 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108014571

£ 35.99

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • Henry Charles Lea's comprehensive three-volume history of the medieval Inquisition, first published in 1888, was firmly based on primary sources. Lea was convinced that the Inquisition was not arbitrarily devised and implemented but was an inevitable consequence of forces that were dominant in thirteenth-century Christian society. In order to give as full a picture of the Inquisition as possible he examines the jurisprudence of the period. In Volume 1 he presents background information, giving a general account of the Catholic Church in the twelfth century and exploring the events that prompted the Church to set up the Inquisition. He explains the prevalent medieval understanding of the roles of the Church and government in society, and looks at medieval concepts of the relationships between individuals and the Church, the government, one another, and God. Lea shows how these views formed the basis of the Inquisition's structure, organization and processes.

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108014571
    • length: 604 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 31 mm
    • weight: 0.69kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Book I. Origin and Organization of the Inquisition:
    1. The Church
    2. Heresy
    3. The Cathari
    4. The Albigensian Crusades
    5. Persecution
    6. The Mendicant orders
    7. The Inquisition founded
    8. Organization
    9. The Inquisitorial process
    10. Evidence
    11. The defence
    12. The sentence
    13. Confiscation
    14. The stake

  • Author

    Henry Charles Lea

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account


Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.