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Book Review

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The Trial in History, 119 English Historical Review 192 (Feb. 2004) (reviewing The Trial in History, Vol. I: Judicial Tribunals in England and Europe, 1200-1700, by Maureen Mulholland and Brian Pullan (eds.) and Vol. II: Domestic and International Trials, 1700-2000, by R.A. Melikan (ed.))

Abstract

This two-volume collection presents twenty essays discussing trial procedures and particular proceedings from medieval to modern times. Although centered on developments in England, many of the papers are devoted to trials elsewhere: heresy proceedings against Boniface VIII in the early fourteenth century (Jeffrey Denton) and against a Christian who consorted with Jews in Venice in 1589 (Brian Pullan); sodomy trials in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Geneva (William G. Naphy); the prosecution on 1614 of a pair of Venetian nuns for sexual liaisons (Mary Laven); and, leaping four centuries, essays on post-World War II and contemporary war-crimes trials in Europe and Japan (Dominic McGoldrick; Peter Low; Robert Boyce).

Date of Authorship for this Version

2004

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