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Law, crime, and English society, 1660-1830

Author: Norma Landau
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is an invaluable account of crime, law, and society in eighteenth-century England.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: John M Beattie; John M Beattie
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Norma Landau
ISBN: 0521642612 9780521642613
OCLC Number: 50301707
Description: xii, 264 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Dread of the crown office: the English magistracy and King's Bench, 1740-1800 / Douglas Hay --
The trading justice's trade / Norma Landau --
Impressment and the law in eighteenth-century Britain / Nicholas Rogers --
War as a judicial resource. Press gangs and prosecution rates, 1740-1830 / Peter King --
Making the 'bloody code'? Forgery legislation in eighteenth-century England / Randall McGowen --
Mapping criminal law: Blackstone and the categories of English jurisprudence / David Lieberman --
After Somerset: Mansfield, slavery and the law in England, 1772-1830 / Ruth Paley --
Religion and the law: evidence, proof and 'matter of fact', 1660-1700 / Barbara Shapiro --
The press and public apologies in eighteenth-century London / Donna T. Andrew --
Origins of the factory acts: the Health and Morals of Apprentices Act, 1802 / Joanna Innes.
Responsibility: edited by Norma Landau.
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