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The Resource Police power in the Italian communes, 1228-1326, Gregory Roberts

Police power in the Italian communes, 1228-1326, Gregory Roberts

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Police power in the Italian communes, 1228-1326
Title
Police power in the Italian communes, 1228-1326
Statement of responsibility
Gregory Roberts
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Medieval states are widely assumed to have lacked police forces. Yet in the Italian city-republics, soldiers patrolled the streets daily in search of lawbreakers. Police Power in the Italian Communes, 1228-1326 is the first book to examine the emergence of urban policing in medieval Italy and its impact on city life. Focusing on Bologna in the thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries, Gregory Roberts shows how police forces gave teeth to the communes' many statutes through a range of patrol activities. Whether seeking outlaws in the countryside or nighttime serenaders in the streets, urban police forces pursued lawbreakers energetically and effectively. They charged hundreds of individuals each year with arms-bearing, gambling, and curfew violations, convicting many of them in the process. Roberts draws on a trove of unpublished evidence from judicial archives, rich with witness testimony, to paint a vivid picture of policing in daily life and the capacity of urban governments to coerce. Breaking new ground in the study of violence, justice, and state formation in the Middle Ages, Police Power in the Italian Communes sheds fresh light on the question of how ostensibly modern institutions emerge from premodern social orders
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UkCbUP
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Roberts, Gregory Gerard
Dewey number
363.20945
Index
index present
LC call number
HV8212
LC item number
.R63 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Premodern crime and punishment
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  • Police
  • Law enforcement
  • Italy
Label
Police power in the Italian communes, 1228-1326, Gregory Roberts
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 08 Dec 2020)
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9789048543540
Extent
1 online resource (331 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789463725309
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Police power in the Italian communes, 1228-1326, Gregory Roberts
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 08 Dec 2020)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9789048543540
Extent
1 online resource (331 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789463725309
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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