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Men of blood : violence, manliness and criminal justice in Victorian England

Author: Martin J Wiener
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
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An examination of the treatment of serious violence by men against women in nineteenth-century England. During Victoria's reign the criminal law came to punish such violence more systematically and heavily, while propagating a new, more pacific ideal of manliness. Yet this apparently progressive legal development called forth strong resistance.
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Wiener, Martin J.
Men of blood.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004
(DLC) 2003048566
(OCoLC)52090535
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martin J Wiener
ISBN: 051116632X 9780511166327 0511165196 9780511165191 9780511164392 0511164394 9780521831987 0521831989
OCLC Number: 69403924
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 296 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Violence and law, gender and law. --
When men killed men. --
Sexual violence. --
Homicidal women and homicidal men: a growing contrast. --
Bad wives: drunkenness and other provocations. --
Bad wives II: adultery and the unwritten law. --
Establishing intention: probing the mind of a wife killer. --
Conclusion: The new "reasonable man" and twentieth-century Britain.
Responsibility: Martin J. Wiener.
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