Prison, punishment and penance in late antiquity / Julia Hillner.
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
xx, 422 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction Part I: Punishment, reform and penance Chapter I: Philosophical and domestic foundations Chapter 2: Punishment and reform in early imperial legal thought Chapter 3: Christian Principles of punishment Chapter 4: Punishment, reform and penance in late Roman law Conclusions Part II: Prison and Punishment Chapter 5: The public prison in late antiquity Chapter 6: Private power and punitive confinement Chapter 7: Exile and confinement Chapter 8: Exile, prison and the Christian imagination Conclusions Part III: Prison and Penance Chapter 9: Monastic confinement and ecclesiastical justice Chapter 10: Monastic confinement and imperial justice Conclusions.
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-414) and index.
K5103 .H55 2015
9780521517515 (hardback) 0521517516 (hardback)