Title illustration of Emperor Karl V “peinlicher Gerichtsordnung”, criminal laws compendium, XVI century - Vintage Nostalgia
Title illustration of Emperor Karl V “peinlicher Gerichtsordnung”, criminal laws compendium, XVI century

The “peinlicher Gerichtsordnung” (“Constitutio Criminalis Carolina”, 1530) was the first body of German criminal law, prescribing the procedure for judgment of capital crimes. It sanctioned, among the rest, death by fire for witchcraft and the use of torture to obtain … Continued

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Sitting of the court, Renaissance illustration - Vintage Nostalgia
Sitting of the court, Renaissance illustration

Magistrates sitting in the court. Cover picture of “Petri a bella pertica, ivrisconsvlti vetvstissimi, ac svbtilissimi commentaria ad librvm pandectarvm qvadragesimvm tertivm” (sic from the illustration caption: the reader will remember that most of the Latin ‘v’ should be read … Continued

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