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 Institutiones Catholicae
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Institutiones Catholicae

'Catholic Institutes'

Diego de Simancas

Date: 1552, revised 1568-75

Original Language: Latin


Diego de Simancas’s Institutiones Catholicae (in full, Institutiones Catholicae quibus ordine ac brevitate diseritur quicquid ad praecavendas &extirpandas haereses necessarium est) is a manual for inquisitors, designed for use in a Catholic legal institution that tried heresy as a crime. Simancas described how he composed his first…

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Lynn, Kimberly, “ Institutiones Catholicae”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 28 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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