Inquisition (Inquisitorial system)
is a common legal procedure where the tribunal is actively involved in determining the facts of the case. Inquisition
can also mean a systematic procedure used by Catholic and Protestant Churches to prosecute alleged heretics
(using inquisitorial procedures), and historical movements orchestrated by the Catholic Church. It may also refer to:
Roman Catholic Inquisition
- The Goa Inquisition, which was run by Portuguese colonials in Goa for nearly 200 years.
- The Medieval Inquisition, including Episcopal Inquisition and Papal Inquisition
- The Spanish Inquisition, the name given to an ecclesiastical tribunal established in 1478 by Ferdinand and Isabella to maintain Catholic orthodoxy in their kingdoms. This inquisition became particularly notorious for acting as an instrument of repression against the significant Spanish Jewish, and the Muslim populations after the last battles of the Reconquista, and for essentially dehumanizing and enslaving the native populations of North and South America as the new international power extended itself to the new world's continents.
- The Portuguese Inquisition
- The Roman Inquisition
Other Historical Events
- Inquisition (book), a book by Carlton Sherwood about Sun Myung Moon
- The Inquisition (underground newspaper), an underground newspaper from Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
- Robert Anton Wilson's book The New Inquisition (ISBN 1-56184-002-5) is critical of the application of the Scientific Method in the 20th century.
- The popular Ring of Fire series fittingly, with its setting amidst the (mainly religiously inspired or excused) Thirty Years' War repeatedly hammers the and discusses its various attributes and implementations in various books of the series. The historical research in the series is excellent. In the flagship novel , the American leader's take particular satisfaction in burning members of the Spanish Inquisition using Napalm in the ; members of the inquisition take center stage in , and the Italian inquisition is attacked by the Spanish in , whereas the sequel , members of the privy council of both the Holy Roman Emperor and the Elector of Bavaria are depicted as Catholic priests and members of the Inquisition, and further, have been the powers behind the leaders who had set forth the underlying secular causus belli, the Edict of Restitution.
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