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Crime and punishment in the Middle Ages and early modern age : mental-historical investigations of basic human problems and social responses

Author: Albrecht Classen; Connie L Scarborough
Publisher: Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, ©2012.
Series: Fundamentals of medieval and early modern culture, 11.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Norms, rules, and laws have determined the interaction of people throughout time, and yet transgressions have always occurred. Crime and subsequent punishments are fundamental issues identifying every society. The articles in this volume study medieval laws and documents reflecting on vices, crimes, and wrongdoings and thus give a profound analysis of the premodern world in its development in social, economic,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Albrecht Classen; Connie L Scarborough
ISBN: 9783110294514 3110294516 9783110294583 3110294583
OCLC Number: 813567965
Language Note: Twenty-one contributions in English and 3 in French.
Description: viii, 602 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction. Crime, transgression, and deviancy : behaviors that defines us all / Albrecht Classen and Connie Scarborough --
Le "crime épique" et sa punition : quelques exemples (XIIe-XIIIe siècles) / Bernard Ribémont --
"I know how to be a whore and thief" : the poet's reputation: troubadours, ancestors of poètes maudits? / Susanna Niiranen --
The law, letter and spirit : language, transgression and justice in three Medieval German epic poems / Christopher R. Clason --
Crime, punishment and the hybrid in Medieval French romance : Robert the Devil and Geoffrey Big Tooth / Stacey Hahn --
Judicium Dei, vulgaris popularisque sensus : survival of customary justice and resistance to its displacement by the "new" Ordines iudiciorum as evidenced by francophonic literature of the High Middle Ages / Scott L. Taylor --
Crime and violence in the Middle Ages : the cases of Heinrich der Glichezare's Reinhard Fuchs and Wernher der Gartenære's Helmbrecht / Albrecht Classen --
The function of projected pain : the poetry of François Villon and the gift of self / John Gough --
Retribution in Gamelyn : a case in the courts / Jean E. Jost --
Contra signum nostrum : the symbolism of lèse-majesté under Philip VI Valois / Jolanta N. Komornicka --
Women as victims and criminals in the Siete partidas / Connie L. Scarborough --
Theft in Juan Manuel's El conde Lucanor / Maria Cecilia Ruiz --
Competition for the prisoner's body : wardens and jailers in fourteenth-century Southern France / Patricia Turning --
The host on the doorstep : perpetrators, victims, and bystanders in an alleged host desecration in fourteenth-century Austria / Birgit Wiedl --
Does the punishment fit the crime? : Chaucer's Physician's tale and the worlds of judgment / Daniel F. Pigg --
Deviancy in the Late Middle Ages : the crimes and punishment of Gilles de Rais / Lia B. Ross --
The celebratory conical hat in La Celestina / John Beusterien --
Equal opportunity vengeance in the Heptaméron of Marguerite de Navarre / Kathleen M. Llewellyn --
Crimes et châtiments d'exception en France au temps des Guerres de Religion : l'utopie judiciaire des Commentaires de Monluc (livres V à VII) / Nicolas Lombart --
The Amsterdam Spinhuis and the "art" of correction / Martha Moffitt Peacock --
Pimping for the Fairy Queen : some cozeners in Shakespeare's England / Thomas Willard --
Réflexions de Montaigne sur le châtiment des criminels / Denis Bjaï --
The ultimate crime : cannibalism in Early Modern minds and imaginations / Allison P. Coudert --
Punishment post mortem : the crime of suicide in Early Modern Austria and Sweden / Evelyne Luef.
Series Title: Fundamentals of medieval and early modern culture, 11.
Responsibility: edited by Albrecht Classen and Connie Scarborough.

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