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Conference on the Inquisition as Court and Bureaucracy

Joaquin Pérez-Villanueva, Centro de Estudios Inquisitoriales, Madrid

Joaquin Pérez-Villanueva, Centro de Estudios Inquisitoriales, Madrid

Thursday, October 17, 1985Saturday, October 19, 1985
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Early Modern Studies Program

This conference considered the Inquisition from the perspectives of comparative legal and institutional history. A related exhibit, Faith, Law, and Dissent: The Inquisition in the Early Modern World was on display at the Newberry Library from October 7 to December 7, 1985.

Sponsored by Northern Illinois University and organized by Stephen Haliczer, Northern Illinois University (now emeritus), and John Tedeschi, University of Wisconsin-Madison (now emeritus).

Thursday, October 17, at Northern Illinois University


James Norris, Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Northern Illinois University

Session 1. The Evolution of Inquisitorial Law and Procedure

When the Judge Is Not a Judge: Nicolas Eymeric on the Office of the Inquisitor
Thomas Izbicki, University of Arizona (now at Rutgers University)

Francisco Peña and Italian Legal Humanism
Patricia Jobe, University of Chicago

Heresy and Power in the Sixteenth Century
Virgilio Pinto, Universidad Autónoma, Madrid

Edward Peters, University of Pennsylvania

Session 2. Center and Periphery: Roma, Madrid, and the Provincial Tribunals

The Members of the Supreme Council of the Spanish Inquisition in the Seventeenth Century
José Martínez Millán, Universidad Autónoma, Madrid

The Roman Holy Office an dthe Venetian Inquisition
Nicolas Davidson, University of Leicester

The Gran Visita of the Mexican Holy Office, 1640-1650
Richard Greenleaf, Tulane University

Keynote Address

The Spanish Inquisition and the New Inquisition Scholarship
Joaquin Pérez-Villanueva, Centro de Estudios Inquisitoriales, Madrid

Friday, October 18, at the Newberry Library


Richard Brown, The Newberry Library

Session 3. The Inquisition as a Court of Law

Witness for the Inquisition: Non-Defendant Testimony in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Modena
Mary O’Neil, University of Washington

The Defense Phase in the Inquisitorial Trial of Cardinal Morone
Massimo Firpo, University of Turin

The Inquisitor as Ethnographer: An Analogy and Its Implications
Carlo Ginzburg, University of Bologna (now at the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa)

Saturday, October 19, at the Newberry Library

Session 4. Provincial Tribunals in Spain and Its Dependencies

The Inquisitorial Bureaucracy of Peru and the Viceregal Administration in the Sixteenth Century
B. Escandell Bonet, University of Alcalá de Henares

Paris Priest or Inquisition Comisario: Conflicting Networks for the Spanish Counter-Reformation
Sara Nalle, Rhode Island College (now at William Paterson University)

Crime and Punishment: The Case of the Crypto-Jews before the Inquisition of Mexico in the Seventeenth Century
Stanley Hordes, State of New Mexico Archives

The Aragonese Inquisition within the Framework of an Authoritarian Monarchy, 1520-1591
Jame Contreras, Universidad Autónoma, Madrid

Session 5. Provincial Tribunals in Italy

The Spanish Inquisition in Italy during the Sixteenth Century
Agostino Borromeo, University of Rome

A Preliminary Typology of Inquisitorial Trials: The Holy Office of Modena, 1598-1650
Albano Biondi, University of Bologna

Organization and Composition of Provincial Tribunals in the Republic of Venice
Andrea del Col, University of Udine

An Inquisitor’s Budget
Adriano Prosperi, University of Bologna

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