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Medieval Inquisition

A prezi for Social Studies about medieval inquisition. Made in 2011.
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Medieval Inquisition
Emmy
websites
http://www.medieval-life-and-times.info/medieval-torture-and-punishment/medieval-inquisition-torture.htm
1. Judas Cradle
3.Burning
2. The pendulum
10. Branding Irons
6. The Iron Maiden
7. The Rack
9.The Cat's Paw
5. Chair of Spikes
8. Water Torture
4.Thumbscrew
http://paracrypt.blogspot.com/2007/10/ancient-torture-and-punishments.html
Beating
Blinding
Boiling
Bone breaking
Branding/Burning
Castration
Choking
Cutting
Disfigurement
Dislocation
Drowning
whipping/beating
Roasting
Limb/finger removal
Starvation
Tongue removal
The Medieval Inquisition used various methods of torture. The following are some of them
http://www.medievalwarfare.info/torture.htm
A continuation and elaboration of previous systems of Christian totalitarianism
The start is dated back to 1231
Two inquisitors with equal authority bestowed directly by the pope were in charge of each tribunal, aided by assistants, notaries, police, and counselors
http://www.worldfuturefund.org/wffmaster/Reading/Religion/inquisition.htm
created in order to combat heresy throughout Christendom
Inquisition established its headquarters in Toulouse
Torture
The Beginning
Different types of torture or methods of punishment were inflicted, depending on the crime and the social status of the victim
Important Dates
~1231~
Pope Gregory IX established the
Inquisition to combat heresy
~1233~
In the early Middle Ages investigation of heresy was a duty of the bishops
~1252~
The medieval inquisition made liberal use of torture, depending on the crime and the social status of the suspect
Facts:
Famous people subjected to the inquisition include Jacques de Molay (the Grand Master of the Knights Templar) and Joan of Arc
There were no laws to protect the prisoners who were tortured
http://www.medievality.com/torture.html
1. To Force confessions or
secret information from
those accused
Woodcock said there were three reasons why people were tortured in medieval times
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/139775/medieval_torture.html?cat=37
Hanging was the preferred method of execution
A letter B brand. "B" for Blasphemer
2. To discourage dissent
and intellectual freedom
3. To Persuade Jews, Muslims,
and other non-believers to
accept Christianity
Other methods of execution were the Cauldron, the guillotine
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