The paper presents the first results of in-depth research focusing on judges of thecriminal courts in Papal State during the first half of the Seventeenth Century, with the aim toreflect, from this particular point of view, on the administration of justice in the old regime and itsrelationship with legal science. The analysis is based on judges of the governor’s tribunal in Romeand provides a description of their career in various criminal courts in the State and in other Italianstates and different kinds of jurisdiction, and aims at assessing the relevant organization, recruitmentareas and the dialectics of interests underlying the involvement of families in service and loyalty tothe sovereign-pontiff.
|Number of pages||44|
|Journal||Historia et Ius|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|