Inquisition history, a developing field, provides a key to the “understanding of past societies in their entirety.” Peters, professor at the University of Pennsylvania and author of Torture, demonstrates this key function as he traces the transformation of the inquisition tribunal from a simple legal procedural of ancient Rome to its employ as a feared instrument of enforcing religious orthodoxy in the medieval period, to its symbolic use in the works of such contemporary writers as Kafka, Koestler and Miller.

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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press (April 14, 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0520066308
  • ISBN-13: 978-0520066304
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds

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