Captivity and Imprisonment in Medieval Europe, 1000–1300

  • Jean Dunbabin

Part of the Medieval Culture and Society book series (MECUSO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
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  13. Back Matter
    Pages 175-207

About this book

Introduction

This book explores the growing importance of prisons, both lay and ecclesiastical, in western Europe between 1000 and 1300. It attempts to explain what captors hoped to achieve by restricting the liberty of others, the means of confinement available to them, and why there was an increasingly close link between captivity and suspected criminal activity. It discusses conditions within prisons, the means of release open to some captives, and writing in or about prison.

Keywords

Europe liberty Middle Ages

Authors and affiliations

  • Jean Dunbabin
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  1. 1.St Anne’s CollegeUniversity of OxfordUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781403940278
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2002
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-64715-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4039-4027-8
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