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Indirect or Structural Violence: The Case of the Inquisitor's Manual

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 6)

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Page : 121-125

Keywords : Inquisition; Church; Defense of the Faith; Structural Violence;

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The communication that we put to the consideration of the kind reader is an extract and study of the "Inquisitors Manual for the use of the inquisitions of Spain and Portugal." The edition that we are going to comment on was translated and structured by Abbe Jos? Marchena based on several superimposed texts and came to light in Montpellier in 1821. It was composed of a compendium of the "Directory of Inquisitors" written by the Inquisitor General of Aragon Nicocalu Eymeric published in the middle of the 14th century. Then it was summarized with some annotations made by Francisco Pe?a published in Rome during 1558. To the previous texts is added the summary also made up by Marchena taken from the book by Luis P?ramo ?Origin of the Holy Office of the Inquisition?. The critical annotations of Abbe Marchena analyze from a progressive perspective the content and consequences of the inquisitorial forms, for which reason we wish to establish a dialogue with the theoretical approaches to peace, anticipating that this type of repressive apparatus in history were nothing but State resources known as acts of indirect or structural violence to subdue a part of the population, arguing the common good from the perspective of the Catholic religion.

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