Crime in Early Modern England 1550 1750

This new edition - fully updated throughout - incorporates new thinking on many issues including gender and crime; changes in punishment; and literary perspectives on crime.

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Author: James A Sharpe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317891765

Category: History

Page: 296

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Still the only general survey of the topic available, this widely-used exploration of the incidence, causes and control of crime in Early Modern England throws a vivid light on the times. It uses court archives to capture vividly the everyday lives of people who would otherwise have left little mark on the historical record. This new edition - fully updated throughout - incorporates new thinking on many issues including gender and crime; changes in punishment; and literary perspectives on crime.

Crime and Mentalities in Early Modern England

An exploration of the cultural contexts of law-breaking and criminal prosecution in England, 1550-1750.

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Author: Malcolm Gaskill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521531187

Category: History

Page: 396

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An exploration of the cultural contexts of law-breaking and criminal prosecution in England, 1550-1750.

Crime in Early Modern England 1550 1750

is that this willingness to use the law imposes a different perspective on prosecuted crime from that familiar to the modern observer. In the absence of a modern police force, most prosecutions of crime, and the overwhelming majority of ...

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Author: James A Sharpe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317891772

Category: History

Page: 296

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Still the only general survey of the topic available, this widely-used exploration of the incidence, causes and control of crime in Early Modern England throws a vivid light on the times. It uses court archives to capture vividly the everyday lives of people who would otherwise have left little mark on the historical record. This new edition - fully updated throughout - incorporates new thinking on many issues including gender and crime; changes in punishment; and literary perspectives on crime.

Instruments of Darkness

From about 1550 to 1750, witchcraft was a subject of serious intellectual debate, punishable as a crime by the courts, and accepted as a reality at all levels of English society.

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Author: J. A. Sharpe

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000057317046

Category: England

Page: 364

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From about 1550 to 1750, witchcraft was a subject of serious intellectual debate, punishable as a crime by the courts, and accepted as a reality at all levels of English society.

State Formation in Early Modern England C 1550 1700

For an overview of the history of crime in the light of the ' growth of the state ' , see J. A. Sharpe , Crime in Early Modern England 15501750 ( London , 1984 ) , ch . 8. For Europe as a whole , see B. Lenman and G. Parker ...

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Author: Michael J. Braddick

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521789559

Category: History

Page: 448

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An account of the modernisation and development of the English state in the seventeenth century.

The State and Social Change in Early Modern England 1550 1640

244–70 Sharpe, J.A., Crime in Early Modern England, 15501750 (1984) Sharpe, J.A., Crime in Seventeenth-Century England, A County Study (Cambridge, 1983) Sharpe, J.A., Defamation and Sexual Slander in Early Modern England: The Church ...

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Author: S. Hindle

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230288461

Category: History

Page: 338

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This is a study of the social and cultural implications of the growth of governance in England in the century after 1550. It is principally concerned with the role played by the middling sort in social and political regulation, especially through the use of the law. It discusses the evolution of public policy in the context of contemporary understandings, of economic change; and analyses litigation, arbitration, social welfare, criminal justice, moral regulation and parochial analyses administration as manifestations of the increasing role of the state in early modern England.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Popular Culture in Early Modern England

A. Sharpe, Crime in Early Modern England 15501750 (Harlow: Longman, 1984), p. 170. 7 Ian Archer, The Pursuit of Stability: Social Relations in Elizabethan London (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991), p. 257. 8Ibid., p. 258.

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Author: Andrew Hadfield

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317042068

Category: History

Page: 400

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The Ashgate Research Companion to Popular Culture in Early Modern England is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary examination of current research on popular culture in the early modern era. For the first time a detailed yet wide-ranging consideration of the breadth and scope of early modern popular culture in England is collected in one volume, highlighting the interplay of 'low' and 'high' modes of cultural production (while also questioning the validity of such terminology). The authors examine how popular culture impacted upon people's everyday lives during the period, helping to define how individuals and groups experienced the world. Issues as disparate as popular reading cultures, games, food and drink, time, textiles, religious belief and superstition, and the function of festivals and rituals are discussed. This research companion will be an essential resource for scholars and students of early modern history and culture.

Early Modern England 1485 1714

Coward, B. Social Change and Continuity: England, 15501750, rev. ed. London, 1997. ... Remaking English Society: Social Relations and Social Change in Early Modern England. ... Women, Crime and the Courts in Early Modern England.

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Author: Robert Bucholz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118532201

Category: History

Page: 504

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The new, fully-updated edition of the popular introduction to the Tudor-Stuart period—offers fresh scholarship and improved readability. Early Modern England 1485-1714 is the market-leading introduction to the Tudor-Stuart period of English history. This accessible and engaging volume enables readers to understand the political, religious, cultural, and socio-economic forces that propelled the nation from small feudal state to preeminent world power. The authors, leading scholars and teachers in the field, have designed the text for those with little or no prior knowledge of the subject. The book’s easy-to-follow narrative explores the world the English created and inhabited between the 15th and 18th centuries. This new edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the latest scholarship on the subject, such as Henry VIII’s role in the English Reformation and the use of gendered language by Elizabeth I. A new preface addresses the theme of periodization, while revised chapters offer fresh perspectives on proto-industrialization in England, economic developments in early modern London, merchants and adventurers in the Middle East, the popular cultural life of ordinary people, and more. Offering a lively, reader-friendly narrative of the period, this text: Offers a wide-ranging overview of two and half centuries of English history in one volume Highlights how social and cultural changes affected ordinary English people at various stages of the time period Explores how the Irish, Scots, and Welsh affected English history Features maps, charts, genealogies and illustrations throughout the text Includes access to a companion website containing online resources Early Modern England 1485-1714 is an indispensable resource for undergraduate students in early modern England courses, as well as students in related fields such as literature and Renaissance studies.

Violence in Early Modern Europe 1500 1800

Sharpe , James A. , Crime in Early Modern England , 15501750 , 2nd ed . ( London : Longman Publishing , 1999 ) . Defamation and Sexual Slander in Early Modern England : The Church Courts at York . York : Bothwick Papers , no .

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Author: Julius R. Ruff

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052159894X

Category: History

Page: 269

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A survey of violence in western Europe from the Reformation to the French Revolution.

Gender and Petty Crime in Late Medieval England

Rowlands , Alison , “ Telling Witchcraft Stories : New Perspectives on Witchcraft and Witches in the Early Modern Period ' , Gender and History , X ( 1998 ) , pp . 294–302 . ... Crime in Early Modern England , 15501750 ( 1984 ) .

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Author: Karen Jones

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 184383216X

Category: History

Page: 242

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First full-length study of the relations between gender and crime in late medieval England.

Female Transgression in Early Modern Britain

1660–1730 (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2008); James A. Sharpe, Crime in Early Modern England 15501750, 2nd ed. (London: Longman, 1999); and Garthine Walker and Jennifer Kermode, introduction to Women, Crime and the Courts in ...

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Author: Richard Hillman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317135876

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

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Presenting a broad spectrum of reflections on the subject of female transgression in early modern Britain, this volume proposes a richly productive dialogue between literary and historical approaches to the topic. The essays presented here cover a range of ’transgressive’ women: daughters, witches, prostitutes, thieves; mothers/wives/murderers; violence in NW England; violence in Scotland; single mothers; women as (sexual) partners in crime. Contributions illustrate the dynamic relation between fiction and fact that informs literary and socio-historical analysis alike, exploring female transgression as a process, not of crossing fixed boundaries, but of negotiating the epistemological space between representation and documentation.

Local Identities in Late Medieval and Early Modern England

3; Hutton, Rise and Fall of Merry England, chs 3–6; Felicity Heal, Hospitality in Early Modern England (Oxford: ... Crime in England 1550–1800 (London: Methuen, 1977), 49–71; J.A. Sharpe, Crime in Early Modern England 15501750 (Harlow: ...

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Author: Daniel Woolf

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230597525

Category: History

Page: 256

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Inspired by the path-breaking work of Robert Tittler, the authors explore late Medieval and Early Modern community and identity across England. They examine the decline of neighbourliness, the politics of market towns, clerical status, charity, crime, and ways in which overlapping communities of court and country, London and Lancashire, relate.

The Professions in Early Modern England 1450 1800

Currently available The English Family 1450-1700 Ralph A. Houlbrooke Poverty and Policy in Tudor and Stuart England Paul Slack Crime in Early Modern England 1550-1750 ( Second Edition ) J.A. Sharpe Popular Cultures in England 1550-1750 ...

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Author: Rosemary O'Day

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0582292646

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 334

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The Professions in Early Modern England, 1450-1800 looks at the growth of a professional working class from the Tudor period to the early nineteenth century, a working class vital in the development of a recognizably modern world. Examines the differences between the 'lettered' and the leisured classes and explores the lives of lawyers, politicians, physicians, teachers and clerics. Those interested in British or social history. Hardcover - 0-582-29265-4 $ 84.95 y

Ritual and Conflict The Social Relations of Childbirth in Early Modern England

See J.A. Sharpe, Crime in Early Modern England 15501750 (London, Longman, 1984), 61. 214 Durston, The Family in the English Revolution, 154. 215 Sharpe, Crime in Early Modern England, 24; J.M. Beattie, Crime and the Courts in England ...

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Author: Adrian Wilson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317062493

Category: History

Page: 270

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This book places childbirth in early-modern England within a wider network of social institutions and relationships. Starting with illegitimacy - the violation of the marital norm - it proceeds through marriage to the wider gender-order and so to the ’ceremony of childbirth’, the popular ritual through which women collectively controlled this, the pivotal event in their lives. Focussing on the seventeenth century, but ranging from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, this study offers a new viewpoint on such themes as the patriarchal family, the significance of illegitimacy, and the structuring of gender-relations in the period.

Women Murder and Equity in Early Modern England

Becoming Criminal: Transversal Performance and Cultural Dissi- dence in Early Modern England. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins ... The Crimes of Women in Early Modern Germany. ... Instruments of Darkness: Witchcraft in England 15501750.

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Author: Associate Professor of English Randall Martin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135899455

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

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This book presents the first comprehensive study of over 120 printed news reports of murders and infanticides committed by early modern women. It offers an interdisciplinary analysis of female homicide in post-Reformation news formats ranging from ballads to newspapers. Individual cases are illuminated in relation to changing legal, religious, and political contexts, as well as the dynamic growth of commercial crime-news and readership.

Law Politics and Society in Early Modern England

crime,3 on the ecclesiastical courts,4 on the legal professions,5 on civil litigation, and on the place of common-law ... A. Sharpe, Crime in Early Modern England 1550-1750 (1984); C. Herrup, The Common Peace: Legal Structure and Legal ...

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Author: Christopher W. Brooks

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139475290

Category: History

Page:

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Law, like religion, provided one of the principal discourses through which early-modern English people conceptualised the world in which they lived. Transcending traditional boundaries between social, legal and political history, this innovative and authoritative study examines the development of legal thought and practice from the later middle ages through to the outbreak of the English civil war, and explores the ways in which law mediated and constituted social and economic relationships within the household, the community, and the state at all levels. By arguing that English common law was essentially the creation of the wider community, it challenges many current assumptions and opens new perspectives about how early-modern society should be understood. Its magisterial scope and lucid exposition will make it essential reading for those interested in subjects ranging from high politics and constitutional theory to the history of the family, as well as the history of law.

A Social History of England 1500 1750

Herrup, C. B., The Common Peace: Participation and the Criminal Law in Seventeenth-Century England (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987). Hindle, S., The State and Social Change in Early Modern England, c. 1550–1640 ...

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Author: Keith Wrightson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107041790

Category: History

Page: 380

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The rise of social history has had a transforming influence on the history of early modern England. It has broadened the historical agenda to include many previously little-studied, or wholly neglected, dimensions of the English past. It has also provided a fuller context for understanding more established themes in the political, religious, economic and intellectual histories of the period. This volume serves two main purposes. Firstly, it summarises, in an accessible way, the principal findings of forty years of research on English society in this period, providing a comprehensive overview of social and cultural change in an era vital to the development of English social identities. Second, the chapters, by leading experts, also stimulate fresh thinking by not only taking stock of current knowledge but also extending it, identifying problems, proposing fresh interpretations and pointing to unexplored possibilities. It will be essential reading for students, teachers and general readers.

A History of Infanticide in Britain c 1600 to the Present

In the entiretyofthis volume, thephrase 'early modern'is taken tomean theperiod in history between 1550and 1800. 42. ... England', Journal of Social History, 8,pp.80–1; J.A. Sharpe (1999) Crime in Early Modern England 15501750 (Harlow: ...

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Author: A. Kilday

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137349125

Category: History

Page: 338

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The killing of new-born children is an intensely emotional and emotive subject. The hidden nature of this crime has made it an area incredibly difficult subject area for historians to approach up until now. This work provides the first detailed history of infanticide in mainland Britain from 1600 to the modern era.

Gender in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe

... 1740—1820 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000); and James A. Sharpe, Crime in Early Mod— ern England 15501750 (London: Longman, 1999). For Wales, see Sharon Howard, Law and Disorder in Early Modern Wales: Crime and Authority in ...

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Author: Marianna Muravyeva

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415537230

Category: History

Page: 240

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This project is an attempt to challenge the canonical gender concept while trying to specify what gender was in the medieval and early modern world. Despite the emphasis on individual, identity and difference that past research claims, much of this history still focuses on hierarchical or dichotomous paring of masculinity and femininity (or male and female). The emphasis on differences has been largely based on the research of such topics as premarital sex, religious deviance, rape and violence; these are topics that were, in the early modern society, criminal or at least easily marginalizing. The central focus of the book is to test, verify and challenge the methodology and use the concept(s) of gender specifically applicable to the period of great change and transition. The volume contains two theoretical sections supplemented by case-studies of gender through specific practices such as mysticism, witchcraft, crime, and legal behaviour. The first section, "Concepts", analyzes certain useful notions, such as patriarchy and morality. The second section, "Identities", seeks to deepen this analysis into the studies of female identities in various situations, cultures and dimensions and to show the fluidity and flexibility of what is called femininity nowadays. The third part, "Practises", seeks to rethink the bigger narratives through the case-studies coming from Northern Europe to see how conventional ideas of gender did not work in this particular region. The case studies also challenge the established narratives in such well-research historiographies as witchcraft and sexual offences and at the same time suggest new insights for the developing fields of study, such as history of homicide.