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Crime and Mentalities in Early Modern England / Malcolm Gaskill

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Publication date: 2002 paperback edition of 2000 original. Condition: Very good. The cover is in very good condition apart from a 1 cm slit at the top of the back of the spine and slight wear. Internally a previous owner has added numbers in pencil on the front endpaper and the first introductory chapter has some pencil underling and brief marginal notes on 9 pages (on some pages just a single line though), but the rest of the book is in very good condition - clean, tight and unmarked. Content: This book explores the cultural contexts of law-breaking and criminal prosecution, and recovers their hidden social meanings. It also examines the crimes of witchcraft, coining and murder, in order to reveal new and important insights into how the thinking of ordinary people was transformed between 1550 and 1750. Crime and law have now been studied by historians of early modern England for more than a generation. Crime and Mentalities in Early Modern England attempts to reach further than most conventional treatments of the subject, to explore the cultural contexts of law-breaking and criminal prosecution, and to recover their hidden social meanings. In this sense the book is more than just a 'history from below': it is a history from within. Conversely, the book explores crime to shed light on the long-term development of English mentalities in general. To this end, three serious crimes - witchcraft, coining and murder - are examined in detail, revealing new and important insights into how religious reform, state formation, secularisation, and social and cultural change (for example, the spread of literacy and the availability of print) may have transformed the thinking and outlook of most ordinary people between 1550 and 1750.

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Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
15 x 23 x 2.5 cm
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0521531187
ISBN-13:
9780521531184
Number of pages:
377
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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Publication date: 2002 paperback edition of 2000 original. Condition: Very good. The cover is in very good condition apart from a 1 cm slit at the top of the back of the spine and slight wear. Internally a previous owner has added numbers in pencil on the front endpaper and the first introductory chapter has some pencil underling and brief marginal notes on 9 pages (on some pages just a single line though), but the rest of the book is in very good condition - clean, tight and unmarked. Content: This book explores the cultural contexts of law-breaking and criminal prosecution, and recovers their hidden social meanings. It also examines the crimes of witchcraft, coining and murder, in order to reveal new and important insights into how the thinking of ordinary people was transformed between 1550 and 1750. Crime and law have now been studied by historians of early modern England for more than a generation. Crime and Mentalities in Early Modern England attempts to reach further than most conventional treatments of the subject, to explore the cultural contexts of law-breaking and criminal prosecution, and to recover their hidden social meanings. In this sense the book is more than just a 'history from below': it is a history from within. Conversely, the book explores crime to shed light on the long-term development of English mentalities in general. To this end, three serious crimes - witchcraft, coining and murder - are examined in detail, revealing new and important insights into how religious reform, state formation, secularisation, and social and cultural change (for example, the spread of literacy and the availability of print) may have transformed the thinking and outlook of most ordinary people between 1550 and 1750.

Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
15 x 23 x 2.5 cm
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0521531187
ISBN-13:
9780521531184
Number of pages:
377
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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