Session1640
TitleSocial Belief and Dissidence, II: Constructing Heretical Belief in Inquisition Trial Records
Date/TimeThursday 7 July 2022: 11.15-12.45
 
SponsorCentre for the Digital Research of Religion & Dissident Networks Project (DISSINET), Masarykova Univerzita, Brno
 
OrganiserRobert L. J. Shaw, Centrum pro digitální výzkum náboženství, Masarykova Univerzita, Brno
David Zbíral, Centrum pro digitální výzkum náboženství / Dissident Networks Project (DISSINET), Masarykova univerzita, Brno
 
Moderator/ChairDavid Zbíral, Centrum pro digitální výzkum náboženství / Dissident Networks Project (DISSINET), Masarykova univerzita, Brno
 
Paper 1640-a The Inquisitorial Punishment of Belief: A Statistical Analysis of the Effects of Social and Theological Beliefs in Peter Seila's Register of Sentences, 1241-42
(Language: English)
Robert L. J. Shaw, Centrum pro digitální výzkum náboženství, Masarykova Univerzita, Brno
Index Terms: Computing in Medieval Studies; Law; Religious Life; Social History
Paper 1640-b How Did Inquisitors Interrogate over 5,500 People in Just 15 Months at Toulouse?: Findings from the Edition of Toulouse, Bibliothèque municipale, MS 609
(Language: English)
Jean-Paul Rehr, Histoire, archéologie, littératures des mondes chrétiens et musulmans médiévaux (CIHAM - UMR 5648), Université de Lyon 2
Index Terms: Computing in Medieval Studies; Ecclesiastical History; Law; Social History
Paper 1640-c Bureaucracy and Belief: The Institutionalisation of Religion in the Early Inquisition Tribunals
(Language: English)
Lucy Sackville, Department of History, University of York
Index Terms: Canon Law; Ecclesiastical History; Religious Life; Theology
 
AbstractRather than something other-worldly, transcendent, internal, and somewhat intangible for the purposes of historical study, beliefs are very 'external' and social - not only socially communicated but also socially formed and remoulded. This panel looks at dissident, polemical, and inquisitorial sources in order to address the social dynamics of dissident beliefs, the channels and techniques of their transmission (be it orally or through writings). It also addresses the social processes that influenced their 'construction' by inquisitors and other churchmen in trial records, sermons, inquisitors' manuals, and polemical literature concerning heresy, the latter of which exerted tangible impact on the discursive formation of 'religion' in European thought.