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

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Hardback 176 Pages / Published: 28/02/1992
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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.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521404051
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 430 g
Dimensions: 204 x 159 x 14 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This is an important book on a neglected topic and period of Florentine history. It adds texture to the increasingly lively debate about the origins of the modern state, and it further qualifies the received wisdom that Medicean Tuscany was 'absolute.'" Carol Bresnahan Menning, Sixteenth Century Journal
"[Brackett's] conclusions are persuasive and his presentation of the Otto sober and judicious." Times Literary Supplement

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