Monastic Prisons and Torture Chambers: Crime and Punishment in Central European Monasteries, 1600–1800

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Wipf and Stock Publishers, 22 oct. 2013 - 118 pages
Following the Council of Trent (1545-1563), Catholic religious orders underwent substantial reform. Nevertheless, on occasion monks and nuns had to be disciplined and--if they had committed a crime--punished. Consequently, many religious orders relied on sophisticated criminal law traditions that included torture, physical punishment, and prison sentences. Ulrich L. Lehner provides for the first time an overview of how monasteries in central Europe prosecuted crime and punished their members, and thus introduces a host of new questions for anyone interested in state-church relations, gender questions, the history of violence, or the development of modern monasticism.
 

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Confinement for Criminals and the Insane
11
Differences
32
Physical Assault and Assassination Attempts
67
Escapes from the Cloister
81
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Ulrich L. Lehner is Associate Professor of Historical Theology and Religious History at Marquette University. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on early modern religion, including Enlightened Monks (2011), and the main organizer of The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern Theology (forthcoming).

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