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Prosperi, Adriano

Crime and Forgiveness

Christianizing Execution in Medieval Europe

HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS

    $80.00 / 72,00 € / £64.95*

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    Publication Date:
    2020
    Copyright year:
    2020
    To be published:
    May 2020
    ISBN
    978-0-674-24026-1
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    Overview

    Aims and Scope

    The public execution of criminals has been a common practice since ancient times. Adriano Prosperi identifies a crucial period when concepts of vengeance and justice merged with Christian beliefs in repentance and forgiveness, to eventually give political authorities a moral rationale for encoding the death penalty into law.

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    624 pages
    HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Language:
    English

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