Cover illustration: Sir Hugh Spencer (Hugh Le Despenser) fastened to a ladder and disembowled alive while a crowd of spectators gathers around a fire below the ladders. Credit: Wellcome Collection.Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication DataNames: Tracy, Larissa, 1974- editor.Title: Treason : medieval and early modern adultery, betrayal, and shame / edited by Larissa Tracy.Description: Leiden ; Boston : Brill,  | Series: Explorations in medieval culture, ISSN 2352-0299 ; volume 10 | Includes bibliographical references and index. Identifiers: LCCN 2019011701 (print) | LCCN 2019017096 (ebook) | ISBN 9789004400696 (ebook) | ISBN 9789004400245 (hardback : alk. paper)Subjects: LCSH: Treason--Social aspects--Europe--History. | Adultery--Europe--History. | Betrayal--Europe--History. | Shame--Europe--History. | Europe--History--476-1492. | Europe--History--1492- | Europe--Social conditions. | Europe--Intellectual life.Classification: LCC HV6295.E85 (ebook) | LCC HV6295.E85 T74 2019 (print) | DDC 364.1/310940902--dc23LC record available at https://lccn.loc.gov/2019011701Typeface for the Latin, Greek, and Cyrillic scripts: “Brill”. See and download: brill.com/brill-typeface.issn 2352-0299isbn 978-90-04-40024-5 (hardback)isbn 978-90-04-40069-6 (e-book)Copyright 2019 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands.Koninklijke Brill NV incorporates the imprints Brill, Brill Hes & De Graaf, Brill Nijhoff, Brill Rodopi, Brill Sense, Hotei Publishing, mentis Verlag, Verlag Ferdinand Schöningh and Wilhelm Fink Verlag.All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, translated, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior written permission from the publisher.Authorization to photocopy items for internal or personal use is granted by Koninklijke Brill NV provided that the appropriate fees are paid directly to The Copyright Clearance Center, 222 Rosewood Drive, Suite 910, Danvers, MA 01923, USA. Fees are subject to change.This book is printed on acid-free paper and produced in a sustainable manner.