Crime, Society and the Law in Renaissance Italy

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Crime, Society and the Law in Renaissance Italy

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 281 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780521411028
  • DDC分類 364.94509024

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Drawing on a wide body of internationally-renowned scholars, including a core of Italians, this volume focuses on new material and puts crime and disorder in Renaissance Italy firmly in its political and social context. All stages of the judicial process are addressed, from the drafting of new laws to the rounding-up of bandits. Attention is paid both to common crime and to more historically specific crimes, such as sumptuary laws. Attempts to prevent or suppress disorder in private and public life are analysed, and many different types of crime, from the sexual to the political and from the verbal to the physical, are considered. In sum the volume aims to demonstrate the fundamental importance of crime and disorder for the study of the Italian Renaissance. It is the only single-volume treatment available of the subject in English. Other books have studied crime in a single city, or single types of crime, but few have presented a cross-section of articles which deploy diverse methodological approaches in material from many parts of the peninsula.

Table of Contents

Preface
List of contributors
1. Writing the history of crime in the Italian
Renaissance Trevor Dean and Kate Lowe
2. Criminal justice in mid fifteenth-century
Bologna Trevor Dean
3. The judicial system in Florence in the
fourteenth and fifteenth centuries Andrea Zorzi
4. The incidence of crime in Sicily in the mid
fifteenth century: the evidence from
composition records Alan Ryder
5. Theology, nature and the law: sexual sin and
sexual crime in Italy from the fourteenth to
the seventeenth century Nicholas Davidson
6. Practical problems in the enforcement of
Italian sumptuary law, 1200-1500 Catherine
Kovesi Killerby
7. The prince, the judges and the law: Cosimo I
and sexual violence, 1558 Elena Fasano Guarini
8. Intervention by church and state in marriage
disputes in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century
Florence Daniela Lombardi
9. The writer and the man: real crimes and
mitigating circumstances: Il caso Cellini Paolo
Rossi
10. The political crime of conspiracy in
fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Rome Kate Lowe
11. Fighting or flyting?: verbal duelling in
mid sixteenth-century Italy Donald Weinstein
12. Banditry and lawlessness on the Venetian
terraferma in the later cinquecento Peter Laven
13. Mihi vindictam: aristocratic clans and
rural communities in a feud in Friuli in the
late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries
Furio Bianco.