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Published: 27 August 2021

256 Pages


ISBN: 9780192844866

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Confession and Criminal Justice in Late Medieval Italy

Siena, 1260-1330

Lidia Luisa Zanetti Domingues

Oxford Historical Monographs

  • Uses an interdisciplinary approach to analyse the variety of responses to violent crime in medieval Italian communes
  • Addresses why we react to violent crimes in the way that we do by examining the influences of innate aspects of human nature and cultural determinants
  • Provides an in-depth cross-examination of lay and religious sources from thirteenth and fourteenth century Siena in order to understand how penitential spirituality affected the development of communal criminal justice

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