Heresy and inquisition in France, 1200-1300

Translated and Edited by John H. Arnold and Peter Biller

Heresy and inquisition in France, 1200-1300


  • Hardcover

Book Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-0-7190-8132-3
  • Pages: 536
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £22.99
  • Published Date: January 2016
  • BIC Category: Medieval History, HISTORY / Medieval, Humanities / History of religion, Humanities / Medieval history, Religion, History & Archaeology, European history: medieval period, middle ages, CE period up to c 1500, RELIGION / History
  • Series: Manchester Medieval Sources


Heresy and inquisition in France, 1200-1300 is an invaluable collection of primary sources in translation, aimed at students and academics alike. It provides a wide array of materials on both heresy (Cathars and Waldensians) and the persecution of heresy in medieval France. The book is divided into eight sections, each devoted to a different genre of source material. It contains substantial material pertaining to the setting up and practice of inquisitions into heretical wickedness, and a large number of translations from the registers of inquisition trials. Each source is introduced fully and is accompanied by references to useful modern commentaries. The study of heresy and inquisition has always aroused considerable scholarly debate; with this book, students and scholars can form their own interpretations of the key issues, from the texts written in the period itself.


1. Heretics' texts
2. Chronicles
3. Treatises
4. Sermons
5. Letters and papal bulls
6. Councils and statutes
7. Legal consultations and inquisitorial manuals
8. Inquisition trials

Translators and Editors

John H. Arnold is Professor of Medieval History at Birkbeck, University of London

Peter Biller is Professor of Medieval History at the University of York

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