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Crime and Mentalities in Early Modern England (Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History)

by Malcolm Gaskill

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Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Crime & criminology,
  • Jurisprudence & General Issues,
  • Social history,
  • c 1500 to c 1600,
  • c 1600 to c 1700,
  • Legal Reference / Law Profession,
  • Law,
  • England,
  • United Kingdom, Great Britain,
  • Legal History,
  • Law / Legal History

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages394
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7744877M
    ISBN 100521531187
    ISBN 109780521531184

      Book Reviews: Great Britain and Ireland Book Reviews: Great Britain and Ireland Books reviewed: Malcolm Gaskill, Crime and mentalities in early modern England Nancy Cox, The complete tradesman: a study of retailing, – Rosalind Mitchison, The old poor law in Scotland: the experience of poverty, – Sarah Bendall, Christopher Brooke, and Patrick .   In Crime and Culture in Early Modern Germany, Joy Wiltenburg explores the beginnings of crime sensationalism from the early sixteenth century into the seventeenth century and beyond. Comparing the depictions of crime in popular publications with those in archival records, legal discourse, and imaginative literature, Wiltenburg highlights key Pages:

    This is the first extended study of gender and crime in early modern England. It considers the ways in which criminal behaviour and perceptions of criminality were informed by ideas about gender and order, and explores their practical consequences for the men . The book explores how real-life women's crimes were handled in the news media of an age before the invention of the newspaper, in ballads, pamphlets, and plays. It discusses those features of contemporary society that particularly influenced early modern crime reporting, such as attitudes to news, the law and women's rights, and ideas about the.

    history of crime in England c. I', British Journal of Criminology, xxviii (I), For a review of some of the most recent literature see Malcolm Gaskill,'New directions in the history of crime and the law in early modern England: a review article', CriminalJustice History (forthcom-ing, ). 2 For a general description of pre. Malcolm Gaskill. Crime and Mentalities in Early Modern England. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, xiii + pp. $ (cloth), ISBN Reviewed by Louis Knafla (Department of History, University of Calgary) Published on H-Albion (December, ).


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Crime and Mentalities in Early Modern England (Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History) by Malcolm Gaskill Download PDF EPUB FB2

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. Crime and the law have now been studied by historians of early modern England for more than a generation. This book 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/5(8).

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 : Malcolm Gaskill.

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Crime and mentalities in early modern England. [Malcolm Gaskill] Mentalities from crime --The social meaning of witchcraft, the book is a pioneering monument to the complexity of early modern mental worlds and the profound shifts they underwent.'.

Crime and the law have now been studied by historians of early modern England for more than a generation. This book attempts to reach further than most conventional treatments of the subject, to explore the cultural contexts of law-breaking and criminal Cited by: Malcolm Gaskill is one of a number of young British historians who have studied crime and related matters in the early modern period, and is the author of a number of incisive articles in the field.

The publication of this book, in effect a revised and expanded version of his Cambridge Ph.D. thesis, marks an important addition to the literature on the by: 3. Crime and mentalities in early modern England.

By Malcolm Gaskill. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Pp. xiv+ ISBN £ Author: ALEXANDRA SHEPARD Created Date: 6/7/ AM. Crime and mentalities in early modern England / Malcolm Gaskill.

(Cambridge studies in early modern British history) Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 0 4 1. Crime – England – History. Title. Series. HVE5G37 – dc21 99– CIP ISBN 0 4 hardback. A witch-hunt, instigated by Matthew Hopkins, the self-appointed Witchfinder-General, took place in East Anglia in the yearsand claimed the lives of around two hundred women and men.1 This chapter examines the case of just one victim of the trials, in the light of some of the ideas which have emerged from historical studies of witchcraft in early modern by: 4.

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 : 2 Malcolm Gaskill, Crime and Mentalities in Early Modern England (Cambridge, ); GwendaMorganandPeterRushton, Rogues,ThievesandtheRuleofLaw:TheProblemof LawEnforcementinNorth-EastEngland,– (London,).

Still the only survey of current research available, this 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 the everyday lives of people who would otherwise have left little mark on the historical record.

It also has a strong historiographical dimension, describing different methodologies for. Recent years have witnessed a considerable body of published research on both crime and women in the early modern period.

There have been few attempts, however, to synthesize such studies and to examine in detail the relationship between the law and women's lives.4/5(3). Crime and Punishment in the Early Modern Period. The period saw some important changes to society, the way th.

e country was rules and in people’s religious beliefs. First, this was a time of increasing wealth but also of increasing poverty for different groups of people. An extended study of gender and crime in early modern England.

It considers the ways in which criminal behaviour and perceptions of criminality were informed by ideas about gender and order, and explores their practical consequences for the men and women who were brought before the criminal by: An exploration of links between opinion and governance in Early Modern England, studying moral panics about crime, sex and belief.

Hypothesizing that media-driven panics proliferated in the s, with the development of newspapers and government sensibility to opinion, it also considers earlier panics about cross-dressing and witchcraft.

Description: This book explores the varied vernacular forms and rich oral traditions which were such a part of popular culture in early modern England. It focuses, in particular, upon dialect speech and proverbial wisdom, "old wives' tales" and children's lore, historical legends and local customs, scurrilous versifying and scandalous rumour.

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. Is part of Book Title Crime and mentalities in early modern England Author(s) Malcolm Gaskill Date Publisher Cambridge University Press Pub place Cambridge ISBN eBook.

Access the eBook. Open eBook in new window. 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/5.

For the emphasis on providential detection as a supplement to more mundane means, see especially Malcolm Gaskill, Crime and Mentalities in Early Modern England (Cambridge, ); see also Kesselring, ‘Detecting ‘Death Disguised’,’ History Today (): pp.