Module type: MA Option
Module code: HIS00092M
This module examines the impact of the Roman Inquisition on the cultural and social life of the inhabitants of the Italian peninsula. Placing the Inquisition in the context of religious reform, it examines this institution’s attempts to extend a particular vision of Catholicism through Italian society. Students are invited to consider how these efforts affected the practice of religion, family life, intellectual and popular belief, and the lives of those pushed to the margins of society such as the Jews and Moors.
Encrusted in legend, the Inquisition continues to fascinate the modern imagination. This module aims to explore the myths surrounding this notorious institution, and then introduce students to modern historical research on its aims and the results of its actions. Using a variety of primary sources including written and visual images, students will be encouraged to reflect upon the construction of historical narratives.
The provisional outline for the module is as follows:
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