• Sign In / Register
  • Help
  • Basket0
Inquisitions and Other Trial Procedures in the Medieval West - Variorum Collected Studies (Hardback)
  • Inquisitions and Other Trial Procedures in the Medieval West - Variorum Collected Studies (Hardback)
zoom

Inquisitions and Other Trial Procedures in the Medieval West - Variorum Collected Studies (Hardback)

(author)
£105.00
Hardback 382 Pages / Published: 24/05/2001
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
'Inquisition' was the new form of criminal procedure that was developed by the lawyer-pope Innocent III and given definitive form at the Fourth Lateran Council of 1215. It has since developed a notoriety which has obscured the reality of the procedure, and it is this that Professor Kelly is first concerned with here. In contrast to the old Roman system of relying on a volunteer accuser-prosecutor, who would be punished in case of acquittal, the inquisitorial judge himself served as investigator, accuser, prosecutor, and final judge. A probable-cause requirement and other safeguards were put in place to protect the rights of the defendant, but as time went on some of these defences were modified, abused, or ignored, most notoriously among papally appointed heresy-inquisitors; but in all cases appeal and redress were at least theoretically possible. Unlike continental practice, in England inquisitorial procedure was mainly limited to the local church courts, while on the secular side native procedures developed, most notably a system of multiple investigators/accusers/judges, known collectively as the jury. Private accusers, however, were still to be seen, illustrated here in the final pair of studies on 'appeals' of sexual rape.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780860788393
Number of pages: 382
Weight: 680 g
Dimensions: 224 x 150 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Imperial Tea Party
Added to basket
Ardennes 1944
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
France
Added to basket
£25.00   £20.00
Hardback
Arnhem
Added to basket
£25.00   £20.00
Hardback
The Diary of a Young Girl
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Darkest Hour
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Arnhem
Added to basket
£25.00   £20.00
Hardback
The Romanovs
Added to basket
Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts
Added to basket
The Strange Death of Europe
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
1000 Years of Annoying the French
Added to basket
SPQR
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Homage to Catalonia
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Secret Twenties
Added to basket
Where Poppies Blow
Added to basket
Istanbul
Added to basket
£12.99   £9.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.