Captivity and Imprisonment in Medieval Europe, C. 1000-C. 1300

Captivity and Imprisonment in Medieval Europe, C. 1000-C. 1300

by Jean Dunbabin
     
 

This book explores the growing importance of prisons, both lay and ecclesiastical, in western Europe between 1000 and 1300. It attempts to explain what captors hoped to achieve by restricting the liberty of others, the means of confinement available to them, and why there was an increasingly close link between captivity and suspected criminal activity. It discusses…  See more details below

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This book explores the growing importance of prisons, both lay and ecclesiastical, in western Europe between 1000 and 1300. It attempts to explain what captors hoped to achieve by restricting the liberty of others, the means of confinement available to them, and why there was an increasingly close link between captivity and suspected criminal activity. It discusses conditions within prisons, the means of release open to some captives, and writing in or about prison.

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'An excellent book.' - Dr John Hudson, University of St Andrews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333647158
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
01/18/2003
Series:
Medieval Culture and Society Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.46(d)

Meet the Author

Jean Dunbabin is Reader in Medieval History, St. Anne's College, Oxford.

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