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Medieval and early modern murder : legal, literary and historical contexts

Author: Larissa Tracy
Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK ; Rochester, NY, USA : Boydell Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Murder - the perpetrators, victims, methods and motives - has been the subject of law, literature, chronicles and religion, often crossing genres and disciplines and employing multiple modes of expression and interpretation. As the chapters in this volume demonstrate, definitions of murder, manslaughter and justified or unjustified homicide depend largely on the legal terminology and the laws of the society. Much  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Larissa Tracy
ISBN: 1783273119 9781783273119
OCLC Number: 1038427688
Description: xiii, 486 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: I. Murder on trial: justice, law and society. --
II. The public hermeneutics of murder: interpretation and context. --
III. Murder in the community: gender, youth and family.
Other Titles: Murder :
Responsibility: edited by Larissa Tracy.

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Drawing on a wealth of sources from different disciplines, the essays here provide a nuanced picture of how medieval and early modern societies viewed murder and dealt with murderers.  Read more...

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Tracy (Longwood Univ.) places medieval and early modern murder within the context of current scholarship in both law and literature. Recommended. CHOICE

 
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