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medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture

Dear George,
You might have a look at late 14th-century depictions of hell in Italian 
wall paintings, such as those in the church at San Gimignano where the 
damned are all conveniently labelled.  The labelling, in fact, points 
out a distinctive trend in late medieval Last Judgement scenes, 
particularly in Italy, in which "crimes" increasingly take the place of 
"sins" per se.
Cheers,
Jim
>> I'm teaching a unit on Dante this year, and am struck by (among other
>> things) his placement of traitors in the lowest area of Hell. I wonder
>> if anyone knows of either a scholarly study of treachery/treason
>> (either as sin or as illegal act) in medieval Europe, or even of a
>> simple shopping list of punishments that different political entities
>> would inflict upon those they found guilty of treachery.
>

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