Andrea Cicerchia

The last Roman Inquisition. Papal center and periphery in the light of an inquisitorial career (1841-1850)

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After the Restoration, the reinstated inquisitorial tribunals of the Papal State kept playing a specific role. Through a case study (the career of the inquisitor Filippo Bertolotti), this contribution aims to consider the specific weight held by these tribunals and especially by the Roman Congregation, in the rising of a new institutional structure between Center and Periphery.


  • Inquisitor
  • Papal State
  • Central Institutions
  • Periphery and Territory
  • Holy Office


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