Campus Units

History

Document Type

Book Review

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2016

Journal or Book Title

Speculum

Volume

91

Issue

1

First Page

177

Last Page

178

Abstract

This dissertation from the University of Würzburg stakes out some carefully defined territory in the crowded field of heresy and inquisitorial studies. It does so by returning to some of the most frequently studied sources in this field: the early handbooks through which papal inquisitors established the legal and procedural framework of their new (in the thirteenth century) office. Scholars of inquisition going back to Célestin Douais and Henry Charles Lea in the nineteenth century, and indeed as far back as Franciscus Pegna in the sixteenth century, have worked with these texts. Bivolarov, however, identifies an area that he finds has not received systematic study: namely, the papal decrees and legal opinions of trained jurists on which thirteenth-century inquisitors relied when compiling their handbooks.

Comments

This article is published as Vasil Bivolarov, Inquisitorien-Handbücher: Papsturkunden und juristische Gutachten aus dem 13. Jahrhundert, reviewed in Speculum 91 (2016): 177-78. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Speculum

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf