Synopses & Reviews
An examination of the history of crime and criminal justice in late medieval Italy.
In this important new survey, Trevor Dean examines the history of 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 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.
About the Author
Trevor Dean is Professor of Medieval History at Roehampton University.