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For the past five hundred years, the specter of the Inquisition has haunted the Western imagination. In a superb interpretive history, Peters traces the origins and development of inquisitorial procedure from its secular roots in ancient Roman law to its most famous incarnation in the fiery punishments of the Spanish Inquisition.

Inquisition 1989, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520066304


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Inquisition 1988, Free Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780029249802