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Shades of the prison house : a history of incarceration in the British Isles

Author: Harry Potter
Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK ; Rochester, NY : Boydell Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shades of the Prison House explores the history of imprisonment in the British Isles from Anglo-Saxon times to the present day. Over the centuries, prisons - from castle dungeons to 'lockups' to 'penitentiaries' to gaols - have changed radically in name, conditions, attributes and functions, as well as in their character and rationale. Prisons have served many aims: detention, deterrence, punishment, reformation and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harry Potter
ISBN: 9781783273317 1783273313
OCLC Number: 1055913923
Description: xiii, 558 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: In the beginning, 600-1500 --
Squalor caceris, 1500-1750 --
Experimentation with imprisonment, 1750-1863 --
Punish and be damned, 1863-1895 --
The Age of Enlightenment, 1895-1965 --
Safe and secure?, 1965-2018.
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As entertaining as it is informative, this book explores the history of incarceration in the British Isles from Anglo-Saxon times to the present day.  Read more...

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[An] entertaining, informative narrative...In narrating the rise and fall of penal welfarism in a lively and engaging manner, Shades of Prison House deserves a wide readership. BBC HISTORY MAGAZINEAn Read more...

 
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