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The Trial in History: Volume 1. Judicial Tribunals in England and Europe, 1200 - 1700

Edited by: Maureen Mulholland

ISBN13: 9780719063428
ISBN: 0719063426
Published: March 2003
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

Dealing with trials, civil and criminal, ecclesiastical and secular, in England and Europe between the 13th and 17th centuries, this text provides a rounded view of trials conducted according to different procedures within contrasting legal systems, including English common law and Roman canon law.

It considers the judges and juries and the amateur and professional advisers involved in legal processes as well as the offenders brought before the courts, with the reasons for prosecuting them and the defences they put forward. The cases examined range from a 14th century cause-celebre, the attempted trial of Pope Boniface VIII for heresy, to investigations of obscure people for sexual and religious offences in the city states of Geneva and Venice.

Technical terms have been cut to a minimum to ensure accessibility and appeal to lawyers, social, political and legal historians, undergraduates and postgraduates, and general readers interested in the development of the trial through time.

Legal History, Trials
Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; Notes on Contributors; Introduction; 1. What is a Trial? - Joseph Jaconelli; 2. The Role of Amateur and Professional Judges in the Royal Courts of Medieval England - Anthony Musson; 3. Was the Jury Ever Self-Informing? - Daniel Klerman; 4. Trials in Manorial Courts in Late Medieval England - Maureen Mulholland; 5. Judges and Trials in the English Ecclesiastical Courts - R. H. Helmholz; 6. The Attempted Trial of Boniface VIII for Heresy - Jeffrey Denton; 7. Reasonable Doubt: Defences Advanced in Early Modern Sodomy Trials in Geneva - William G. Naphy; 8. Testifying to the Self: Nuns' Narratives in Early Modern Venice - Mary Laven; 9. The Trial of Giorgio Moreto before the Inquisition in Venice, 1589 - Brian Pullan; Index