Religious Colonialism in Early Modern Malta: Inquisitorial Imprisonment and Inmate Graffiti

@article{Palmer2016ReligiousCI,
  title={Religious Colonialism in Early Modern Malta: Inquisitorial Imprisonment and Inmate Graffiti},
  author={R. Palmer},
  journal={International Journal of Historical Archaeology},
  year={2016},
  volume={20},
  pages={548-561}
}
  • R. Palmer
  • Published 2016
  • History
  • International Journal of Historical Archaeology
Early modern Malta was governed by three competing Roman Catholic institutions—Order of St. John, Bishopric, and Roman Inquisition—all of which ultimately answered to the Pope. By focusing on the inquisition, the institution most directly controlled by the Vatican, this paper explores the role of imprisonment in furthering the Vatican’s cultural and political control on the island. In doing so, this paper offers an archaeological perspective on an early modern prison context. Through analyses… Expand
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