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Author Kumhera, Glenn, author

Title The benefits of peace : private peacemaking in late medieval Italy / by Glenn Kumhera
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2017
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Description 1 online resource
Series The Medieval Mediterranean ; v. 109
Medieval Mediterranean ; v. 109
Contents Peace and concord -- Peacemaking in the criminal courts -- Peacemaking and the criminal ban -- Placing the public in private peacemaking -- Ecclesiastical involvement in peacemaking -- Performing peace in medieval Rome -- Assessing peacemaking -- Appendix A: Map -- Appendix B: Tables -- Index of names -- Index of places -- Index of subjects
Summary "In The Benefits of Peace : Private Peacemaking in Late Medieval Italy, Glenn Kumhera offers the first comprehensive account of private peacemaking, weaving together its legal, religious, political and social meanings across several cities (13th-15th centuries). The ability of peacemaking to hinder criminal prosecution has often been considered the result of government powerlessness. Kumhera, however, examines the benefits of private peacemaking, detailing how its flexibility was crucial in creating a viable criminal justice system that emphasized violence prevention and recognition of jurisdiction while allowing space for friends, neighbors and clergy to intervene. Additionally, he explores the roles of women and clergy in peacemaking, how peace operated in a vendetta culture and how the medieval understanding of reconciliation affected the practice of peacemaking"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Criminal justice, Administration of -- Italy -- History -- To 1500
Jurisdiction -- Social aspects -- Italy -- History -- To 1500
Peace -- Social aspects -- Italy -- History -- To 1500
Reconciliation -- Social aspects -- Italy -- History -- To 1500
Violence -- Italy -- Prevention -- History -- To 1500
Christianity and politics.
Dispute resolution (Law)
Peace -- Religious aspects -- Catholic Church.
Reconciliation (Law)
Italy -- Social conditions -- 1268-1559
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017016781
ISBN 9004341110 (electronic bk.)
9789004341111 (electronic bk.)
(hardback ; acid-free paper)