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Medieval torture devices

The Inquisition is a part of medieval history. What really sets this era of history apart is the morbid inventiveness that went into the creation of diverse methods of torture. The reasons for this being heresy and criminal activity. This article will present 6 methods and devices of torture. The …

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Tomas de Torquemada – the great inquisitor

Born in Valladolidu in the year of 1420. In his early life he approached the Dominican religious order in Valladolidu. In 1483, the Pope declared him the Great inquisitor of Castille, and shortly after, nearly all of Spain. Torquemada directed all of his efforts to destroying the Marranos, Jews that …

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The case of the Inquisition against the accused

The trial of the Inquisition was such that the accused had no chance. The Inquisitor was a prosecutor and a judge, and any accusation was taken as evidence. The evidence along with charges against the accused were not made available to them. even though the defendans were urged to confess …

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Beauty in prehistory

Understanding of female beauty has changed a lot since prehistoric times. We can say that ideal of female beauty in paleolithic was Venus of Willendorf. In ancient Greece and Rome curvy women (as opposed to skinny or fat) were considered to be most beautiful ones.   

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The Inquisition

In general: The Inquisition was a church – civic institution for the research and eradication of heretical perversion. It was divided into the Roman or papal and Spanish inquisitions. The Inquisition was established by Pope Gregory IX in the first half of the 13th century, when it began sending inquisitors, …

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Gaius Valerius Catullus

Cui dono lepidum novum libellum arida modo pumice expolitum? Corneli, tibi: namque tu solebas meas esse aliquid putare nugas. Iam tum, cum ausus es unus Italorum omne aevum tribus explicare cartis… Doctis, Iuppiter, et laboriosis! Quare habe tibi quidquid hoc libelli— qualecumque, quod, o patrona virgo, plus uno maneat perenne …

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