Crime and Justice in Late Medieval Italy
By (author) Trevor Dean
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Crime and Justice in Late Medieval Italy by Trevor Dean
Book DescriptionIn this important study, Trevor Dean examines the history of crime and criminal justice in Italy from the mid-thirteenth to the end of the fifteenth century. The book contains studies of the most frequent types of prosecuted crime such as violence, theft and insult, along with the rarely prosecuted sorcery and sex crimes. Drawing on a diverse and innovative range of sources, including legislation, legal opinions, prosecutions, chronicles and works of fiction, Dean demonstrates how knowledge of the history of criminal justice can illuminate our wider understanding of the Middle Ages. Issues and instruments of criminal justice reflected the structure and operation of state power; they were an essential element in the evolution of cities and they provided raw material for fictions. Furthermore, the study of judicial records provides insight into a wide range of social situations, from domestic violence to the oppression of ethnic minorities.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521864480
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 2-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Trevor Dean
Crime and Justice in Late Medieval Italy, Paperback (June 2010)
An examination of the history of crime and criminal justice in late medieval Italy.
Land and Power in Late Medieval Ferrara, Paperback (August 2002)
A study of the Este family, lords (later Dukes) of the cities of Ferrara, Modena and Reggio.
Marriage in Italy, 1300-1650, Paperback (May 2002)» View all books by Trevor Dean
A collection of essays about marriage and the role of women in Renaissance Italy.
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