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Parution : 09/2018
Editeur : Brill
ISBN : 978-9-0043-6220-8
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Justice Blindfolded

The Historical Course of an Image

Adriano Prosperi

Présentation de l'éditeur

Justice Blindfolded gives an overview of the history of “justice” and its iconography through the centuries. Justice has been portrayed as a woman with scales, or holding a sword, or, since the fifteenth century, with her eyes bandaged. This last symbol contains the idea that justice is both impartial and blind, reminding indirectly of the bandaged Christ on the cross, a central figure in the Christian idea of fairness and forgiveness. 

In this rich and imaginative journey through history and philosophy, Prosperi manages to convey a full account of the ways justice has been described, portrayed and imagined. 

Translation of Giustizia Bendata. Percorsi storici di un'immagine (Einaudi, 2008). 

Adriano Prosperi, Ph.D. (1968), Scuola Normale Superiore, Italy, is Emeritus Professor of Early Modern History.

Catholic Christendom, 1300-1700 , 260 pages.  96,00 €