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Crime And Justice In Late Medieval Italy

Author : Trevor Dean
ISBN : 9781139466158
Genre : History
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In 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.

Politics And Justice In Late Medieval Bologna

Author : Sarah Rubin Blanshei
ISBN : 9789004182851
Genre : History
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Utilizing a uniquely rich collection of trial records and council meeting minutes from late medieval Bologna, this book offers the first study of summary justice and oligarchy in an Italian commune, demonstrating how new legal institutions arose in response to the increasingly exclusionary policies of the popolo government.

Violence And Justice In Bologna

Author : Sarah Rubin Blanshei
ISBN : 9781498546348
Genre : History
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This collection examines crime and punishment in medieval and early modern Bologna. Drawing from the city’s singularly rich archival resources and employing a variety of perspectives, the contributors analyze various types of violence and place the city’s institutions of criminal justice within their social, political, and cultural contexts.

Peace And Penance In Late Medieval Italy

Author : Katherine Ludwig Jansen
ISBN : 9781400889051
Genre : History
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Medieval Italian communes are known for their violence, feuds, and vendettas, yet beneath this tumult was a society preoccupied with peace. Peace and Penance in Late Medieval Italy is the first book to examine how civic peacemaking in the age of Dante was forged in the crucible of penitential religious practice. Focusing on Florence in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, an era known for violence and civil discord, Katherine Ludwig Jansen brilliantly illuminates how religious and political leaders used peace agreements for everything from bringing an end to neighborhood quarrels to restoring full citizenship to judicial exiles. She brings to light a treasure trove of unpublished evidence from notarial archives and supports it with sermons, hagiography, political treatises, and chronicle accounts. She paints a vivid picture of life in an Italian commune, a socially and politically unstable world that strove to achieve peace. Jansen also assembles a wealth of visual material from the period, illustrating for the first time how the kiss of peace—a ritual gesture borrowed from the Catholic Mass—was incorporated into the settlement of secular disputes. Breaking new ground in the study of peacemaking in the Middle Ages, Peace and Penance in Late Medieval Italy adds an entirely new dimension to our understanding of Italian culture in this turbulent age by showing how peace was conceived, memorialized, and occasionally achieved.

The Oxford Handbook Of Women And Gender In Medieval Europe

Author : Judith M. Bennett
ISBN : 9780191667305
Genre : History
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The Oxford Handbook of Women and Gender in Medieval Europe provides a comprehensive overview of the gender rules encountered in Europe in the period between approximately 500 and 1500 C.E. The essays collected in this volume speak to interpretative challenges common to all fields of women's and gender history - that is, how best to uncover the experiences of ordinary people from archives formed mainly by and about elite males, and how to combine social histories of lived experiences with cultural histories of gendered discourses and identities. The collection focuses on Western Europe in the Middle Ages but offers some consideration of medieval Islam and Byzantium. The Handbook is structured into seven sections: Christian, Jewish, and Muslim thought; law in theory and practice; domestic life and material culture; labour, land, and economy; bodies and sexualities; gender and holiness; and the interplay of continuity and change throughout the medieval period. It contains material from some of the foremost scholars in this field, and it not only serves as the major reference text in medieval and gender studies, but also provides an agenda for future new research.

Public Justice And The Criminal Trial In Late Medieval Italy

Author : Joanna Carraway Vitiello
ISBN : 9004307451
Genre : History
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In "Public Justice and the Criminal Trial in Late Medieval Italy," Joanna Carraway Vitiello considers the criminal trial at the end of the fourteenth century, and its function as a vehicle for dispute resolution and for prosecution in the public interest.

The Benefits Of Peace Private Peacemaking In Late Medieval Italy

Author : Glenn Kumhera
ISBN : 9789004341111
Genre : History
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In The Benefits of Peace Glenn Kumhera offers the first comprehensive examination of private peacemaking in late medieval Italy, from its critical role in criminal justice to what it reveals about honor, vengeance, gender, preaching and reconciliation.

Murder In Renaissance Italy

Author : Trevor Dean
ISBN : 9781107136649
Genre : Art
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This invaluable collection explores the many faces of murder, and its cultural presences, across the Italian peninsula between 1350 and 1650. These shape the content in different ways: the faces of homicide range from the ordinary to the sensational, from the professional to the accidental, from the domestic to the public; while the cultural presence of homicide is revealed through new studies of sculpture, paintings, and popular literature. Dealing with a range of murders, and informed by the latest criminological research on homicide, it brings together new research by an international team of specialists on a broad range of themes: different kinds of killers (by gender, occupation, and situation); different kinds of victim (by ethnicity, gender, and status); and different kinds of evidence (legal, judicial, literary, and pictorial). It will be an indispensable resource for students of Renaissance Italy, late medieval/early modern crime and violence, and homicide studies.

Medievalia Et Humanistica

Author : Medieval and Neo-Latin Society
ISBN : STANFORD:36105129063348
Genre : Civilization, Medieval
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Crime Gender And Sexuality In Criminal Prosecutions

Author : Louis A. Knafla
ISBN : 0313310130
Genre : Social Science
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Examines the common issues that emerge from the study of class and gender in European criminal prosecutions.

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