Inevitable Torture

"If he will not other wayes confesse, the gentler tortours are to befirst usid unto him et sic per gradus ad ima tenditur (and so on step by step to the most severe) and so god spede youre goode worke”(London).In this dark time, the medieval world was busy with disciplining an almost anarchic society.With frequent and fabricated allegations of heresy and sacrilege, people gained the lust for blood and cruelty.The Medieval Inquisition can be primarily blamed for all the mistreatment and torture.It went so far as to authorize a controlled form of torture in interrogations.It quickly became uncontrollable and many people were affected by some method of torture or inexorable death.Every day, human life was becoming less important.
Torture was inevitable; it was brought upon by criticism and false accusations of one being a heretic.Being accused of heresy was defined as "a deliberate denial of an article of truth of the Catholic faith" (Medieval). Heresy was a significant crisis in the Middle Ages because many people were not true to their priestly vows (Inquisition).It was the job of the bishops to investigate heresy (Inquisition).As time pressed on, heresy finally needed to be repressed, and by order of Pope Gregory IX, the Medieval Inquisition was instituted in 1231 (Medieval).This Inquisition was instituted in order to punish heretics and keep the society safe (Inquisition).It was not until 1233 that the Inquisition was a general institution accepted by most of Europe (Medieval).The cause for conflict during the time of the Inquisition was the social acceptance that a heretic was a threat to humanity (Inquisition).A heretic was hated more than a criminal by the townspeople because he or she was looked upon as "killing" their own souls and the souls of innocent ones (Medieval).As the Inquisition proceeded, more and more it became based on a strictly religious order.The Po…

x

Hi!
I'm Sandulf

Would you like to get a custom essay? How about receiving a customized one?

Check it out