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Author Wickersham, Jane K., 1971-

Title Rituals of prosecution : the Roman inquisition and the prosecution of philo-Protestants in sixteenth-century Italy / Jane K. Wickersham
Published Toronto [Ont.] : University of Toronto Press, [2012]
Ottawa, Ontario : Canadian Electronic Library, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 430 pages)
Series Toronto Italian studies
Toronto Italian studies.
Contents 1 Philo-Protestantism in Italian Lands: Beliefs and Practices -- 2 'He may be a patron and receiver of heretics': Adapting the Principles of Prosecution -- 3 Word and Deed: Indications of Suspicion -- 4 The Mercy of the Court -- 5 Confession and Defence: Aggressive Tactics -- 6 Full Confessions of Faith: Ritual Practice and Intent -- 7 Mind and Body: The Opportunity for Redemption -- Conclusion: The Boundaries of Orthodoxy
Summary Rituals of Prosecution provides an in-depth examination of the inquisitorial processes of urban residents from humble socio-economic backgrounds, providing new insight into how the prosecution of ordinary people was conducted in the early modern era
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-413) and index
Subject Civil procedure -- Italy -- History -- 16th century.
Courts -- Italy -- History -- 16th century.
Heresy -- History -- 16th century.
Inquisition -- Italy -- History -- 16th century.
Prosecution -- Italy -- History -- 16th century.
Protestants -- Italy -- History -- 16th century.
Trials (Heresy) -- Italy -- History -- 16th century.
Italy -- Church history -- 16th century.
Genre/Form Church history.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1442665963 (electronic bk.)
9781442665965 (electronic bk.)