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  • Published: 2 November 2000
  • ISBN: 9780141928340
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

The Inquisition



After the Albigensian Crusade against the Cathars of south-west France in 1208, a Spanish monk - later canonized as St Dominic - took up the cudgels by establishing a kind of secret police to ferret out heresy - thus began the infamous Inquisition. Baigent and Leigh tell the whole extraordinary story, taking it on into the nineteenth century and showing how after the Doctrine of Papal Infallibility in 1870 the Vatican attempted to establish new authorities that were an intellectual equivalent of the Inquisition. The Inquisition offers a fascinating narrative account of one of the most influential and horrifying movements in the history of western Europe.

  • Published: 2 November 2000
  • ISBN: 9780141928340
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

About the authors

Michael Baigent

Michael Baigent graduated from Christchurch University, New Zealand. Richard Leigh followed up his degree from Tufts University, Boston, with postgraduate studies at the University of Chicago and Stony Brook New York State University. They are co-authors of The Holy Blood and The Holy Grail, The Messianic Legacy and The Temple and the Lodge. He died in 2013.

Richard Leigh

Richard Leigh studied at Tufts University, Boston, the University of Chicago and the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He died in 2007.

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