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Power & PurityCathar Heresy in Medieval Italy$
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Carol Lansing

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780195149807

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149807.001.0001

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Inquisition, Repression, and Toleration

Inquisition, Repression, and Toleration

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(p.137) Seven Inquisition, Repression, and Toleration
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Power & Purity
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Carol Lansing

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149807.003.0007

In 1268 an inquisition headed by a Franciscan, Fra Benvenuto, sentenced the Orvietan Cathars. In all, eighty-five people were sentenced, twenty-eight of them women. In eighteen cases—twelve men and six women—the inquisitors convicted the dead. This chapter examines the sentences of the 1268 inquisition and the problem of the repression of heresy in 13th-century Italy.

Keywords:   Catharism, inquisition, Orvientan Cathars, heresy

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