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Crime and mentalities in early modern England

Author: Malcolm Gaskill
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002, ©2000.
Series: Cambridge studies in early modern British history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st paperback edView all editions and formats
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An exploration of the cultural contexts of law-breaking and criminal prosecution in England, 1550-1750.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Malcolm Gaskill
ISBN: 0521531187 9780521531184 0521572754 9780521572750
OCLC Number: 54534498
Notes: Originally published: Cambridge, UK : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Description: xiii, 377 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Mentalities from crime --
The social meaning of witchcraft, 1560-1680 --
Witches in society and culture, 1680-1750 --
The problem of coiners and the law --
Towards a solution? Coining state and people --
Crimes of blood and their representation --
Murder: police, prosecution and proof --
A transition from belief to certainty?
Series Title: Cambridge studies in early modern British history.
Responsibility: Malcolm Gaskill.

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'... the book is a pioneering monument to the complexity of early modern mental worlds and the profound shifts they underwent.' The Historical Journal

 
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