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The Resource The medieval prison : a social history, G. Geltner

The medieval prison : a social history, G. Geltner

Label
The medieval prison : a social history
Title
The medieval prison
Title remainder
a social history
Statement of responsibility
G. Geltner
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The modern prison is commonly thought to be the fruit of an Enlightenment penology that stressed man's ability to reform his soul. The Medieval Prison challenges this view by tracing the institution's emergence to a much earlier period beginning in the late thirteenth century, and in doing so provides a unique view of medieval prison life." "G. Geltner carefully reconstructs life inside the walls of prisons in medieval Venice, Florence, Bologna, and elsewhere in Europe. He argues that many enduring features of the modern prison - including administration, finance, and the classification of inmates - were already developed by the end of the fourteenth century, and that incarceration as a formal punishment was far more widespread in this period than is often realized. Geltner likewise shows that inmates in medieval prisons, unlike their modern counterparts, enjoyed frequent contact with society at large. The prison typically stood in the heart of the medieval city, and inmates were not locked away but, rather, subjected to a more coercive version of ordinary life. Geltner explores every facet of this remarkable prison experience - from the terror of an inmate's arrest to the moment of his release, escape, or death - and the ways it was viewed by contemporary observers." "The Medieval Prison rewrites penal history and reveals that medieval society did not have a "persecuting mentality" but in fact was more nuanced in defining and dealing with its marginal elements than is commonly recognized."--Jacket
Cataloging source
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Geltner, G.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prisons
  • Social history
  • Imprisonment
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Imprisonment
  • Prisons
  • Social history
  • Italy
  • Gefängnis
  • Italien
  • Gefängnis
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Penology
Label
The medieval prison : a social history, G. Geltner
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-194) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Italian prisons : three profiles -- Venice -- Florence -- Bologna -- Conclusions -- Aspects of imprisonment -- Urban development -- Administration and bureaucracy -- Finance and economy -- Punitive imprisonment : jurisprudence, legislation, and practice -- Conclusions -- Prison life -- The terror of arrest -- First nights -- Familiar order : the wards -- Daily life : order and dissidence -- The world outside -- The journey's end : death, escape, release -- Conclusions -- The prison as place and metaphor -- Early imaginaries : martyrdom, monasticism, and purgation -- Excursus : jail-breaking saints -- From purgation to purgatory : God's great prison -- This world and the next : the urban prison -- Conclusions -- Conclusion : "marginalizing" institutions, instituting marginality -- Appendix 1: Prison inventory from Bologna, 1305 -- Appendix 2: Poems from the prison -- Appendix 3: Le stinche, a reconstruction -- Abbreviations and archives -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
on1044749570
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691187686
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv398qsh
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1044749570
Label
The medieval prison : a social history, G. Geltner
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-194) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Italian prisons : three profiles -- Venice -- Florence -- Bologna -- Conclusions -- Aspects of imprisonment -- Urban development -- Administration and bureaucracy -- Finance and economy -- Punitive imprisonment : jurisprudence, legislation, and practice -- Conclusions -- Prison life -- The terror of arrest -- First nights -- Familiar order : the wards -- Daily life : order and dissidence -- The world outside -- The journey's end : death, escape, release -- Conclusions -- The prison as place and metaphor -- Early imaginaries : martyrdom, monasticism, and purgation -- Excursus : jail-breaking saints -- From purgation to purgatory : God's great prison -- This world and the next : the urban prison -- Conclusions -- Conclusion : "marginalizing" institutions, instituting marginality -- Appendix 1: Prison inventory from Bologna, 1305 -- Appendix 2: Poems from the prison -- Appendix 3: Le stinche, a reconstruction -- Abbreviations and archives -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
on1044749570
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691187686
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv398qsh
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1044749570

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