Conrad of Marburg: Inquisitor or Heresy Hunter?
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|Description||This paper focuses on the early development of the papal inquisition. It explores the career of a figure belonging to the very first generation of inquisitors (or heresy-hunters?) in the 1230's, Conrad of Marburg. In the classical histories of the inquisition, Conrad of Marburg serves as an example of inquisitorial abuses, if not sadism. However, he can also be seen as an experimenter who struggled to find and impose new ways of handling heresy in their respective local contexts by drawing on quite varied cultural resources.|