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

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ISBN-10: 052152248X

ISBN-13: 9780521522489

Edition: 2002

Authors: John K. Brackett

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This book examines in detail the Florentine system of criminal justice under the reign of the first three Medici grand dukes, from 1537 to 1609. The author discusses the structure and functions of the court, the operation of the two city prisons, and the definition and treatment of the major categories of crime. His main purpose is to shed light on the character of the Medicean state by examining the effectiveness of its main instrument of social control. The study is important for the amount of detail that it offers for such an early period, and it helps to vitiate the usefulness of the term absolutist, which conveys a misleading picture of the early modern state.
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Book details

List price: $35.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/22/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.39" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

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