Politics and justice in late medieval Bologna

Politics and justice in late medieval Bologna

Politics and justice in late medieval Bologna

Law of Europe > Italy > Bologna

Edition Details

  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): Sarah Rubin Blanshei
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): Netherlands
  • Publication Information: Leiden ; Boston, Mass. : Brill, 2010
  • Publication Type (Medium): Electronic books, History
  • Material: Document, Internet resource
  • Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
  • Series title: Medieval law and its practice, v. 7.
  • Permalink: http://books.lawlegal.eu/politics-and-justice-in-late-medieval-bologna/ (Stable identifier)

Additional Format

Print version: Blanshei, Sarah Rubin. Politics and justice in late medieval Bologna. Leiden ; Boston, Mass.: Brill, 2010 (DLC) 2009053424 (OCoLC)495475450

Short Description

1 online resource ([ix], 671 pages) : map.

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, Politics and justice in late medieval Bologna is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
  • Responsable Person: by Sarah Rubin Blanshei.
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Country/State: Netherlands
  • Number of Editions: 7 editions
  • First edition Date: 2010
  • Last edition Date: 2010
  • Languages: English
  • Library of Congress Code: KKH9850
  • Dewey Code: 364.94541109024
  • ISBN: 9789004189430 9004189432 9789004182851 9004182853 1282786784 9781282786783
  • OCLC: 667274255

Main Contents

List of Tables
A Note on Usage
I. Part I. Politics of Closure: Setting the Boundaries
Part II. Prosecuting the Excluded
II. Oligarchy: Councils of the Commune
III. Oligarchy: Councils of the Popolo
IV. Part I. Status: Legal Definitions
Part II. Perceptions of Identity and Proofs of Status
1. Lambertazzi
2. Fumantes
3. Magnates: The List of 1294
4. Identification of Magnates: Habitus
5. Ancestry vs. Lifestyle
6. Urban Magnates and Knighthood
7. Lifestyle as Proof of Status
8. Other Proofs of Status
9. Politics vs. Hereditary Status
10. Magnate Identity Trials as a Tool of Conflict
11. Political Profiles
12. The Debate on Nobility
13. Status and Society
V. The Politicization of Criminal Justice
1. Equality
2. Torture
3. Due Process
4. Captured Banniti
5. Protestacio
6. Privilege
7. Querele and Summary Justice
8. Petitions as Predecessors to the Querela
9. Legislation of 1313
10. The New Querela of 1320
11. Expansion of Summary Justice: Its Significance
12. Implementation of the Querela
13. Suspension of Due Process: Resistance by the Judges
Map of Bologna
A. Jurisdictions of the Courts of the Capitano del Popolo
B. Table for Chapter One
C. Table for Chapter Two
D. Tables for Chapter Three
E. Tables for Chapter Four
F. Tables for Chapter Five

Summary Note

Utilizing a uniquely rich collection of trial records and council meeting minutes from late medieval Bologna, this book offers the first study of summary justice and oligarchy in an Italian commune, demonstrating how new legal institutions arose in response to the increasingly exclusionary policies of the popolo government.

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