Prison, Punishment and Penance in Late Antiquity

"This book traces the long-term genesis of the sixth- century Roman legal penalty of forced monastic penance. The late antique evidence on this penal institution runs counter to a scholarly consensus that Roman legal principle did not acknowledge the use of corrective punitive confinement"...

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Main Author: Hillner, Julia
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press [2015]
Online Access: Cover (Verlag)
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Summary:"This book traces the long-term genesis of the sixth- century Roman legal penalty of forced monastic penance. The late antique evidence on this penal institution runs counter to a scholarly consensus that Roman legal principle did not acknowledge the use of corrective punitive confinement"--
Physical Description:XX, 422 Seiten Karten
ISBN:0521517516
9780521517515