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Lidia Zanetti Domingues

Past and Present Fellow, 2019-21

Lidia Zanetti Domingues is a historian of medieval Europe. Her project while at the IHR will involve exploring changing attitudes towards the death penalty in 14th-century Italy through the use of religious and secular sources.

Lidia's research

Lidia holds a BA in History from the University of Milan and an M.St. in Medieval Studies from the University of Oxford. She has recently finished a DPhil in History at the University of Oxford, during which she wrote a thesis about the influence of penitential spirituality on the development of criminal justice in late medieval Siena (Italy). Her most recent publication, an article published on Open Library of Humanities, deals with penitential themes in 14th-century petitions from Siena.

From October 2019 Lidia will start working as a Past & Present Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research of London, where she will investigate changing attitudes towards the death penalty in 14th-century Italy through the use of both religious and secular sources.

Publications

‘Penitential themes in 14th century Sienese petitions for amnesty: how can they contribute to the debate on the “voices” of medieval court records?’, Open Library of Humanities, 5/1: 24, pp. 1–30 [special issue on ‘Approaches to Late Medieval Court Records’]

‘Giustizia divina e invasioni saracene: comportamenti "non taumaturgici" nel bios di san Saba da Collesano (seconda metà X secolo)’, Società e Storia, 157, 581-606.