The Criminal Prosecution and Capital Punishment of Animals
Nicholas Humphrey, 1987 - 336 sider
All over Europe, throughout the Middle Ages and into the 19th century, animals were tried for human crimes. This text traces and documents such trials, providing examples of cases, such as a sow tried for murder, caterpillars charged with theft, a cock burned at the stake for the heinous crime of laying an egg, and others.
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Allegation Replication and Judgment in the process against
F Chronological List of Excommunications and Prosecutions
G Receipt dated January 9 1386 in which the hangman
and the kings proctor on March 15 1403 and certifying
accused Amira anathema authority avons Bailly beasts Bishop Bishop of Lausanne brute burned capital punishment cause century character Chassenee child Church committed condemned conjuration Côte-d'Or court creatures crime criminal Criminal anthropologists culprit curse Dates Animals Places death declared deed defendants demons deniers deodand devils devouring diabolical possession dicte divine Dormelles ecclesiastical enfant excom excommunication execution exorcism fact Falaise hanged holy homicide human infanticide inflicted Information Dates Animals inger insane insects Jehan jour judicial jurist justice killed kind ladite Lausanne ledit Lerouge locusts lower animals Mare mediaeval Mémoires ment modern moral murder original Paris Parliament of Paris penal penalty person plaintiffs priest procureur pronounced prosecution rats Registre secret manuscrit rendered retributive justice Robert Darnton Satan Savigny scel sentence She-Ass Sources of Information summons sweet beasts things tion tournois trial tribunal truye Urtel vermin Vide Appendix viii Weevils