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Making murder public : homicide in early modern England, 1480-1680

Author: K J Kesselring
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Homicide has a history. In early modern England, that history saw two especially notable developments: one, the emergence in the sixteenth century of a formal distinction between murder and manslaughter, made meaningful through a lighter punishment than death for the latter, and two, a significant reduction in the rates of homicides individuals perpetrated on each other. 0'Making Murder Public' explores connections  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: K J Kesselring
ISBN: 0198835620 9780198835622
OCLC Number: 1046620094
Description: ix, 185 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: AcknowledgementsAbbreviations and Conventions1: Introduction2: 'In Corona Populi': Early Modern Coroners and their Inquests3: 'An Image of Deadly Feud': Recompense, Revenge, and the Appeal of Homicide4: 'That Saucy Paradox': The Politics of Duelling in Early Modern England5: 'For Publick Satisfaction': Punishment, Print, Plays, and Public VengenanceConclusionAppendix I: The Records and the DatabaseBibliography
Responsibility: K.J. Kesselring.

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Making Murder Public explores the emergence, in the sixteenth century, of a formal distinction between murder and manslaughter and the significant reduction in the rates of homicides individuals  Read more...

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