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inquisitor

an official of the ecclesiastical court of the Inquisition
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Green showed astonishing contempt for his inquisitors, bullying and patronising, as he revealed a distaste for public accountability.
Rogue-type Inquisitors can use two weapons with both hands such as wielding two daggers.
Maybe progress is good, but it leaves mistakes in its wake for inquisitors to pick at.
Ambiguous gender in early modern Spain and Portugal; inquisitors, doctors and the transgression of gender norms.
Sullivan, Karen, The Inner Lives of Medieval Inquisitors, Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 2011, cloth; pp.
Was she a scheming courtesan and secret Judaizer or the victim of envious rivals, caught in the middle of a power struggle that pitted the inquisitors against the viceroy?
Arguing that modern notions of witchcraft, both in the sense of evil deeds (maleficia) and pacts with the devil, were slow to develop, Decker emphasizes the Church's role in minimizing judicial abuses, restraining overzealous inquisitors, and preferring pastoral care in many cases over punishment.
It is appalling that one of the BBC's key inquisitors should be so ill-informed.
Renaissance Inquisitors: Dominican Inquisitors and Inquisitorial Districts in Northern Italy, 1474-1527.
As things stand, the suspicion will be that having hand picked the inquisitors, the Government which ordered the war it so badly wanted will be provided now with whatever inquiry result it wants.
The book reveals material about the brave Jewish underground made up of Torah-learning Jews who tried to return converso Jews to Judaism under the nose of the Inquisitors, as well as the refugee Jews in the New World who loved these pirates and owed them their lives.
In turn, the social instability that sodomy might involve--as when black slaves had sex with Christian youths--was tremendously worrying to inquisitors and the people at large, though the two groups acted on that anxiety in different ways.