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Author Boes, Maria R.

Title Crime and punishment in early modern Germany : courts and adjudicatory practices in Frankfurt am Main, 1562-1696 / by Maria R. Boes
Published Farnham, Surrey, England : Ashgate Publishing Company, 2013
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Contents pt. I. The city's profile -- pt. II. Criminal detection methods -- pt. III. Cultural and religious/racial impediments -- pt. IV. Gender issues -- pt. V. Sexual behavior -- pt. VI. Military ascendancy -- pt. VII. Desperate acts
Summary Frankfurt am Main, in common with other imperial German cities, enjoyed a large degree of legal autonomy during the early modern period, and produced a unique and rich body of criminal archives. In particular, Frankfurt's Strafenbuch, which records all criminal sentences between 1562 and 1696, provides a fascinating insight into contemporary penal trends. Drawing on this and other rich resources, Dr. Boes reveals shifting and fluid attitudes towards crime and punishment and how these were conditioned by issues of gender, class, and social standing within the city's establishment. She attribute
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Corrections -- Germany -- Frankfurt am Main -- History -- 16th century.
Corrections -- Germany -- Frankfurt am Main -- History -- 17th century.
Crime -- Germany -- Frankfurt am Main -- History -- 16th century.
Crime -- Germany -- Frankfurt am Main -- History -- 17th century.
Criminal procedure -- Germany -- Frankfurt am Main -- History -- 16th century.
Criminal procedure -- Germany -- Frankfurt am Main -- History -- 17th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2013000820
ISBN 1409431487 (electronic bk.)
9781409431480 (electronic bk.)