Superstition and Force: Torture, ordeal, and trial by combat in medieval law by Henry Charles Lea - PDF and EPUB eBook

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A learned historian examines the bizarre and horrific methods of bringing criminals to justice that prevailed in the Middle...

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Exact title of the book
Superstition and Force: Torture, ordeal, and trial by combat in medieval law
Book author
Henry Charles Lea
Book edition
Unknown Binding
Number of pages
480 pages
Published
February 7th 1996 by Barnes & Noble
File size (in PDF)
1920 kB
Superstition and Force: Torture, ordeal, and trial by combat in medieval law

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A learned historian examines the bizarre and horrific methods of bringing criminals to justice that prevailed in the Middle Ages. Focusing on three important factors that combined to produce our impression of the times - Christian doctrine, the revival of Roman law, and the codes of behavior inherited from Europe's barbarians - Lea demonstrates how atrocities were committed in the name of right belief. Originally published in 1870.