Crime and Justice in Late Medieval Italy by Trevor Dean

By Trevor Dean

During this vital learn, Trevor Dean examines the heritage of crime and felony justice in Italy from the mid-thirteenth to the tip of the 15th century. The ebook comprises experiences of the main common varieties of prosecuted crime comparable to violence, robbery and insult, besides the hardly prosecuted sorcery and intercourse crimes. Drawing on a various and leading edge diversity of resources, together with laws, felony evaluations, prosecutions, chronicles and works of fiction, Dean demonstrates how wisdom of the heritage of legal justice can remove darkness from our wider figuring out of the center a long time. concerns and tools of legal justice mirrored the constitution and operation of country energy; they have been a necessary aspect within the evolution of towns and so they supplied uncooked fabric for fictions. additionally, the learn of judicial files offers perception right into a wide selection of social occasions, from family violence to the oppression of ethnic minorities.

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He asked himself what the hell he was doing. His neighbour Hålén had committed suicide, after first swallowing some precious stones.

Instead he warmed the coffee that was in the pot and thought about Hemberg. Hemberg with his unsolved cases in a cupboard. Was he going to be like that? Or would he learn to switch off work when he came home? I’ll have to, for Mona’s sake, he thought. She’ll go crazy otherwise. The key ring cut into the chair. He took it up and put it on the table without thinking about it. Then something came into his head, something that had to do with Hålén. The extra lock. That he had had installed only a short time ago.

A boyfriend can always be overcome, he thought as he stepped into the street. And stopped short. What would happen if she really called him? If she called while Mona was over? He asked himself what he had done. At the same time he couldn’t help but feel a certain satisfaction. Mona deserved it. That he gave his phone number to someone named Maria who was very beautiful. 47 219O_tx:219O_co 30/7/08 10:11 Page 48 As if Wallander was being punished for the mere thought of sinning, the rain started to pour down at that moment.

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