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Demons of Urban Reform

Demons of Urban Reform

Early European Witch Trials and Criminal Justice, 1430-1530
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List of Figures Acknowledgements Introduction Evil by any Other Name: Defining Witchcraft PART I: WITCH TRIALS IN THE CITIES Basel: Territorialization and Rural Autonomy Nuremberg: The Malleus that Never Struck Lucerne: Urban Witch Hunters A Revolution in Criminal Justice Between Two Worlds: Fifteenth-century Justice at the Threshold of the Early Modern The Advancing Death Penalty and the Re-imagining of Magical Crimes PART III: REFORMING ZEAL AND PERSECUTION IN LUCERNE Urban Reform and Social Control Witchcraft, Sodomy, and the Demonization of Crime Conclusion Appendix: Selected trial documents Notes Bibliography Index
A comparative analysis of early witch trials in Lucerne, Nuremberg and Basel, within the context of criminal justice and social control. The case of Lucerne presents a fascinating interplay between witch trials and a transformation in the city's criminal procedure on one hand, and between witchcraft fears and social control on the other.

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Autor: Laura Patricia Stokes
ISBN-13: 9781349541058
ISBN: 1349541052
Einband: Book
Seiten: 244
Gewicht: 319 g
Format: 221x142x15 mm
Sprache: Englisch
Autor: Laura Patricia Stokes
LAURA PATRICIA STOKES Assistant Professor of History at Stanford University in California, USA. She has previously published articles on the integration of torture into ordinary judicial procedure and the development of the witch stereotype during the fifteenth century.

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Autor: Laura Patricia Stokes
ISBN-13:: 9781349541058
ISBN: 1349541052
Erscheinungsjahr: 23.03.2011
Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Gewicht: 319g
Seiten: 244
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage 11001, 1st ed. 2011
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 221x142x15 mm