II. Trials and Sentencing
Thousands of trial transcripts and related documents have been preserved to record the day-to-day judicial work of the various inquisition tribunals. Though most remain in unique manuscript copies held by major national or ecclesiastical collections in countries of origin as Spain, Portugal, Italy and Mexico, exemplars of several documentary types are also available in the McDevitt Collection.
The Inquisition collection at the University of Notre Dame contains at least 22 items that can serve to illustrate the richness and variety of documentation relating to inquisitorial trials. Being for the most part unique manuscripts, these are not listed in Van der Vekene’s bibliographical reference work; the vast majority of surviving originals remain in their country of origin’s principal inquisition archives.
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