Secret Files of the Inquisition

Secret Files of the Inquisition

DVD - 2006
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"For centuries the historical records of the Inquisition have been locked away to beome the subject of legend. In 1998 the Vatican opened these archves for the first time ever. Secret files of the Inquisition unveils the incredible true story of the western world's most potent religion and its determination to maintain power at any cost. From the pages of secret documents hidden in European archives comes a tale of faith and fervor, of torture and courage, of the fight for human rights and religious tolerance"--Container.
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video, c2006
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 240 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Credits: Editor, Paul Tourneur; director of photography, Pieter Stathis.
Performers: Narrated by Colm Feore.
Audience: Not rated
Language Note: Closed-captioned
ISBN: 0793692814
UPC: 841887007825
Call Number: DVD 272.2 SECRET


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Apr 10, 2019

Very well done documentary about the Catholic Church Inquisition based on real documents from the Vatican. You will learn why Jews, Lutherans, Muslims and others were prosecuted by the Catholic Church. Another great PBS video!

Jul 28, 2016

“An auto-da-fé or auto-de-fé (from Portuguese auto da fé, meaning "act of faith") was the ritual of public penance of condemned heretics and apostates that took place when the Spanish Inquisition, Portuguese Inquisition or the Mexican Inquisition had decided their punishment, followed by the execution by the civil authorities of the sentences imposed.
The most extreme punishment imposed on those convicted was execution by burning. In popular usage, the term auto-da-fé, the act of public penance, came to mean the burning at the stake.”


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