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Crime and Justice in Late Medieval Italy

Crime and Justice in Late Medieval Italy

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  • Date Published: August 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521864480

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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.

    • Includes evidence from the whole of Italy and therefore avoids the dominant historiography's focus on Florence and Venice
    • Combines factual and fictional, judicial and narrative sources
    • Contains some interesting and colourful cases such as skilful thieves, sacrilegious sex and inventive tricksters
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    • Date Published: August 2007
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521864480
    • length: 240 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 160 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.52kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Acknowledgements
    List of abbreviations
    Introduction
    Part I. Sources:
    1. Trial records
    2. Chronicles
    3. Fiction
    4. Statute law
    5. Consilia
    Part II. Description and Analysis:
    6. Insult and revenge
    7. Sex crimes
    8. Potions and poisons
    9. Violence
    10. Theft
    Conclusion
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Trevor Dean, Roehampton University, London

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