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Author Phillips, Patrick J. J., 1961-

Title Medieval Animal Trials : Justice for All
Published Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, 2012
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Summary In Europe as early as the thirteenth century and as late as the sixteenth century, non-human animals including rats, pigs, horses, and dogs were tried for criminal activities. Such trials were not sacrificial in nature; neither were they mock trials for entertainment. Rather, such trials were undertaken with great seriousness with appointed legal counsel for prosecution and defense, at some times before a judge and at other times before a judge and jury. This phenomenon would strike modern sensibilities are being somewhere between eccentric and completely mad, and no one today believes that an
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Subject Animals -- Law and legislation -- Europe -- History.
Animals, Prosecution and punishment of -- History.
Trials -- Europe.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0773418512 (electronic bk.)
9780773418516 (electronic bk.)