February 21, 2006 The Corruption of Angels by Mark G. Pegg
131 pages (of text). Finished 02/19/06.
Read for my "Intolerance in the Middle Ages" proseminar. Turns out my prof actually went to school with the author. Weird.
The book focuses on the surviving "transcipt" of the inquisition of 1245-1246 in southern France. It details, through a series of anecdotes and different ways of looking at the same source, the change in the behavior of these villagers due to a series of questions that were asked.
He posits an interesting theory and the detail was exquisite, which of course, made it a bit hard to get through. All in all, a good read, but I probably wouldn't have stuck it out if it wasn't for a class.
Labels: history, non-fiction, read for class
posted by Jenn at 1:37 AM