Het leven in de middeleeuwse gevangenis

Translated title of the contribution: Life in the medieval prison

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There are two misconceptions about imprisonment in the Middle Ages. The first is that prisons before the early nineteenth century rarely served as a means of punishment. The second is that, quite apart from any other functions, the medieval prison was a terrible place. This Article contradicts both misconceptions using evidence that relates detention itself and prisoner experiences
Translated title of the contributionLife in the medieval prison
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)220-229
Number of pages10
JournalMadoc: tijdschrift over de middel eeuwen
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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