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Criminal Justice and Crime in Late Renaissance Florence, 1537-1609

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ISBN-10: 0521404053

ISBN-13: 9780521404051

Edition: 1992

Authors: John K. Brackett

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This book uses as an index of princely power a thorough examination of the major elements of the Florentine system of criminal justice--court of the Otto Di Guardia e Balia (Eight on Public Safety), police, prisons, relations with lesser courts in the dominion--which reveals the extent of their effectiveness in the capital city and the subject territory. The author's analysis reveals the determinative role played by the fiscal limits placed on the system. These limits are more important to understanding the character of the system than is any ideology of repression or absolutism. In fact, the system of criminal justice was one of negotiation, in which various players, all with some power,…    
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Book details

List price: $94.99
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/28/1992
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 176
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The bureaucratic structure of the Otto: the personnel and their functions
Financing the Otto
The Otto as police: organization and function
Criminal procedure before the Otto: from discovery to sentencing
The Otto and its role in the centralization of criminal justice in the Florentine state
Crime and criminals
Conclusion
Appendices
Bibliography
Index