The Culture of inquisition in medieval England

Inquisition in medieval and early modern England has typically been the subject of historical rather than cultural investigation, and focussed on heresy. Here, however, inquisition is revealed as playing a broader role in medieval English culture, not only in relation to sanctions like excommunicati...

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Other Authors: Flannery, Mary C. 1980-; Walter, Katie L. 1980-
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Suffolk Boydell & Brewer 2013.
Enclosed titles:Introduction : imagining inquisition  (Mary C. Flannery and Katie L. Walter)
Inquisition, public fame and confession : general rules and English practice  (Henry Ansgar Kelly)
The imperatives of Denunciatio : disclosing others' sins to disciplinary authorities  (Edwin Craun)
English provincial constitutions and inquisition into Lollardy  (Ian Forrest)
The contest over the public imagination of inquisition, 1380-1430  (Diane Vincent)
"Vttirli onknowe"? Modes of inquiry and the dynamics of interiority in vernacular literature  (Mary C. Flannery and Katie L. Walter)
From defacement to restoration : inquisition, confession and Thomas Usk's Appeal and Testament of love  (Jenny Lee)
Confession, inquisition and exemplarity in The erle of Tolous and other Middle English romances  (James Wade)
Heresy inquisition and authorship, 1400-1560  (Genelle Gertz)
Imitating inquisition : dialectical bias in Protestant prison writings  (Ruth Ahnert)
Response essay : Chaucer's inquisition  (Emily Steiner.)
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B England / Heresy / Inquisition / Society / Literature / History 1100-1600
Further subjects:B English literature, Middle English, 1100-1500
B Collection of essays
B English literature Middle English, 1100-1500
B Inquisition England History 15th century
B England Civilization, 1066-1485
B Inquisition Social aspects England History
B Inquisition England History, 15th century
B Heresy (Canon law)
B England Civilization 1066-1485
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Summary:Inquisition in medieval and early modern England has typically been the subject of historical rather than cultural investigation, and focussed on heresy. Here, however, inquisition is revealed as playing a broader role in medieval English culture, not only in relation to sanctions like excommunication, penance and confession, but also in the fields of exemplarity, rhetoric and poetry. Beyond its specific legal and pastoral applications, 'inquisitio' was a dialogic mode of inquiry, a means of discerning, producing or rewriting truth, and an often adversarial form of invention and literary authority. The essays in this volume cover such topics as the theory and practice of canon law, heresy and its prosecution, Middle English pastoralia, political writing and romance. As a result, the collection redefines the nature of inquisition's role within both medieval law and culture, and demonstrates the extent to which it penetrated the late-medieval consciousness, shaping public fame and private selves, sexuality and gender, rhetoric, and literature. Mary C. Flannery is a lecturer in English at the University of Lausanne; Katie L. Walter is a lecturer in English at the University of Sussex. Contributors: Mary C. Flannery, Katie L. Walter, Henry Ansgar Kelly, Edwin Craun, Ian Forrest, Diane Vincent, Jenny Lee, James Wade, Genelle Gertz, Ruth Ahnert, Emily Steiner.
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ISBN:1782040730