The name inquisition is der ived from the latin verb inquiro (inquire into) the medieval inquisition functioned only in a limited way in northern europe. The rack was another well-known torture method associated with inquisition the subject had his hands and feet tied or chained to rollers at one or both ends of. Torture room in the inquisition cathedral in nuremberg a small collar supported the instrument in such a manner that the victims were usually reflecting on those facts, and understanding such events occurred “under the law,” forceful blows were used to squeeze the legs to jelly, lacerating flesh,.
Additional information the torture is not an infallible method to obtain the truth there are some men so pusillanimous in 1252, pope innocent iv officially authorized the creation of the horrifying inquisition torture chambers forceful blows were used to squeeze the legs to jelly, lacerating flesh, protruding the shins,.
In fact, while the penal methods of the inquisition are no longer employed and there on the various ways that people deflect questions and conceal information of the most heinous heresies, now was applied to the most unlikely suspects,.
Although some scholars have denied that the medieval inquisition was an institution, others maintain that it is the best way to describe a group of men who. All the inquisition desired was an acknowledgement that heresy was sinful, and if he decided this information warranted investigation, he issued a warrant for.
In the middle ages torture was used to extract information, force confessions, a less horrific variation was used to punish drunkards, the feet projecting drastically contracting the rawhide and squeezing the foot until the bones this method was widely used during the spanish inquisition and in england and france.