SHAW, Robert Laurence John, Tomáš HAMPEJS and David ZBÍRAL. Social Connections, Perceptions, and Inquisition Punishments in Medieval Languedoc : A Computational Analysis. In International Medieval Congress 2021, 5 - 9 July, Leeds, UK. 2021.
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Original name Social Connections, Perceptions, and Inquisition Punishments in Medieval Languedoc : A Computational Analysis
Authors SHAW, Robert Laurence John, Tomáš HAMPEJS and David ZBÍRAL.
Edition International Medieval Congress 2021, 5 - 9 July, Leeds, UK, 2021.
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Original language English
Type of outcome Presentations at conferences
Field of Study 60304 Religious studies
Country of publisher United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
WWW Conference web page
Organization unit Faculty of Arts
Keywords in English inquisition; punishment; heresy; medieval; Middle Ages; quantiative analysis; semantic text modelling; qualitative comparative analysis (QCA)
Tags International impact, Reviewed
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Abstract
Despite significant interest in the way that medieval inquisitors approached the task of quelling religious dissidence – above all the way they detected or even “constructed” heresy among their subjects – the factors that influenced the precise weight of the punishments they meted out have thus far received little systematic attention. Computational analysis of inquisition records, however, can potentially transform our understanding of this field. It can be assumed that inquisitors aimed, at least in part, to punish in accordance with the type, duration, and repetition of heretical activity they perceived. But given that inquisitors sought to root out what they saw as a social “disease” and the extent to which they recorded details of social context and interaction, we must also ask to what extent medieval inquisitors were influenced by what they perceived to be the social position of their suspects. If some attention has already been given to the influence of gender and social status, one can go further, both through more systematic analysis, and through a greater focus on questions of social connectivity. Were dissidents punished differently for knowing famous heretics, or committing actions in concert with others? Did recognised social ties to other sentenced or suspected individuals warrant graver sentences?
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GX19-26975X, research and development projectName: Nekonformní náboženské kultury ve středověké Evropě z pohledu analýzy sociálních sítí a geografických informačních systémů (Acronym: DISSINET)
Investor: Czech Science Foundation
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