The Inquisition

Author(s): Michael Baigent


This text presents a full history of the inquisition, beginning with St Dominic crossing the Pyrenees into Spain and the persecution of the villagers of South-West France that followed, right through to the holy index of forbidden books in the 20th century.


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Michael Baigent is a New Zealander who has lived in the UK since 1976, and Richard Leigh an American who has also been here for many years. Together they collaborated on the international bestseller THE HOLY BLOOD and THE HOLY GRAIL. Baigent lives in Winchester, Hampshire, Leigh in London NW3.

A fiery zeal for the faith; origins of the Inquisition; enemies of the Black Friars; the Spanish Inquisition; saving the New World; a crusade against witchcraft; fighting the heresy of Protestantism; fear of the mystics; Freemasonry and the Inquisition; the conquest of the papal states; infallibility; the Holy Office; the Dead Sea Scrolls; the congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith; visions of Mary; the Pope as the problem.

General Fields

  • : 9780140274660
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : November 2000
  • : 199mm X 128mm X 24mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Michael Baigent
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 272.20946
  • : 336
  • : European history: c 500 to c 1500; Christianity
  • : 16 b&w illustrations