Captivity and Imprisonment in Medieval Europe, 1000-1300 (Medieval Culture and Society Series)

Captivity and Imprisonment in Medieval Europe, 1000-1300 (Medieval Culture and Society Series)

by Jean Dunbabin
     
 

Medieval imprisonment was not normally punitive. Instead, it was intended as a method of coercion, to exort ransom or revenge from a fellow aristocrat, to discipline members of a household or to remove a dangerous opponent. Also, as Dunbabin's interesting study makes clear, forms of captivity could vary to an extraordinary degree.See more details below

Overview

Medieval imprisonment was not normally punitive. Instead, it was intended as a method of coercion, to exort ransom or revenge from a fellow aristocrat, to discipline members of a household or to remove a dangerous opponent. Also, as Dunbabin's interesting study makes clear, forms of captivity could vary to an extraordinary degree.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333647141
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Series:
Medieval Culture and Society Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
8.64(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.30(d)

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