The Inquisition Unmasked, 1; Being an Historical and Philosophical Account of That Tremendous Tribunal, Founded on Authentic Documents and Exhibiting the Necessity of Its Supression...

The Inquisition Unmasked, 1; Being an Historical and Philosophical Account of That Tremendous Tribunal, Founded on Authentic Documents and Exhibiting the Necessity of Its Supression...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1816 edition. Excerpt: ...xxviii. 'r u wardness of their children at college, that they will put them into the post of inquisitors or canons.' ' Relating to the inquisitors of Spain, we have the testimony of the two Attorney Generals belonging to the Councils of Castile and of the Indies, Don Melchor Macanaz and Don Martin de Miraval, (nor is this the only one of this kind I could quote;) who, in compliance with the orders of Philip V. to draw up a report respecting the Inquisition and the means of its reform, make use of the following words: " Notwithsanding it usually occcurs that in this tribunal there are many learned men, still it has happened that not a few, devoid of both learning and experience, have given rise to many repeated and gross blunders, which in former times, as well as at present, would have required that restrictions should be placed upon them."1'-Another proof of this is found in the upper colleges of Spain, which are now extinguished. It is publie and notor-ious that every one who crossed their threshold expected a rich prebend or a good gown at the end of his literary career, even when his progress had not been great. But if there was any one of so little talent, that according to the vulgar saying, he wanted common sense, the dignity of Inquisitor of the Faith was obtained for him; so much so, that in this very acceptation the two following verses of the hymn Pange Lin. gua, sung in the prayers of Corpus Christi, passed into a proverb among the collegiates. '1' Narrativa da Perseguigaii de Hippolito Joseph da Costa, written by himself, tom. i. 1 Consulta de los Fiscales de Castilla y Indias tocante ilas Meterias de Inquisicion, part i. art. i. This is a large quarto work containing 857 leaves, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236826868
  • 9781236826862