From Sin to Crime: Laws on Infanticide in the Middle Ages.

Abstract

This is the second of three papers investigating the legislative history concerning infanticide. It compares the efforts of various states to protect the newborn infant between 534 and 1532 CE. When the Roman Empire collapsed in the 5th century, the jurisdiction of infanticide was relegated to the church, which regarded carnal delicts a sin rather than a… (More)
DOI: 10.1159/000440876

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