The Justice of Venice: Authorities and Liberties in the Urban Economy, 1550-1700

The Justice of Venice: Authorities and Liberties in the Urban Economy, 1550-1700

by James E. Shaw
     
 

By studying one of the oldest courts of the city this volume discusses the impact of Venice's unique brand of justice on its ordinary citizens. The criminal cases shed light on the black market economy; the civil cases demonstrate that justice was cheap, fast and accessible to all.

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By studying one of the oldest courts of the city this volume discusses the impact of Venice's unique brand of justice on its ordinary citizens. The criminal cases shed light on the black market economy; the civil cases demonstrate that justice was cheap, fast and accessible to all.

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From the Publisher
"James Shaw...succeeded in offering a fresh perspective on the topic.... Shaw has offered us an informative and suggestive account with which scholars of Venice will have to engage and that will interest a broader readership of ealy modern Europeanists."—Journal of Modern History

"Shaw effectively challenges accepted wisdom on law enforcement, discipline, state-building, and the supposedly moribund guilds."—Holly S. Hurlburt, American Historical Review

"An exemplary introduction to Venetian law and its uses at all social levels.... Shaw locates his study clearly in current scholarly debates. Highly recommended."—E. Peters, CHOICE

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780197263778
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/31/2006
Series:
British Academy Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.10(d)

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