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Author Gaskill, Malcolm.

Title Crime and mentalities in early modern England / Malcolm Gaskill.

Publication Info. Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.


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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 377 pages).
Series Cambridge studies in early modern British history
Cambridge studies in early modern British history.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 312-364) and index.
Contents Mentalities from crime -- The social meaning of witchcraft, 1560-1680 -- Witches in society and culture, 1680-1750 -- The problem of coiners and the law -- Towards a solution? Coining state and people -- Crimes of blood and their representation -- Murder: police, prosecution and proof -- A transition from belief to certainty?
Note Print version record.
Summary "Crime and Mentalities in Early Modern England attempts to reach further than most conventional treatments of the subject, to explore the cultural contexts of law-breaking and criminal prosecution, and to recover their hidden social meanings." "Conversely, the book exploits crime to shed light on the long-term development of English mentalities in general. To this end, three serious crimes - witchcraft, coining (counterfeiting and coin-clipping) and murder - are examined in detail, using a wide range of primary sources, revealing insights into how religious reform, state formation, secularisation, and social and cultural change (for example, the spread of literacy and the availability of print) may have transformed the thinking and outlook of most ordinary people between 1550 and 1750"--Jacket.
Subject Crime -- England -- History.
Murder -- Social aspects -- England.
Witchcraft -- Social aspects -- England.
Counterfeits and counterfeiting -- Social aspects -- England.
Criminal justice, Administration of -- Social aspects -- England.
England -- Social conditions -- 16th century.
England -- Social conditions -- 17th century.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Criminology.
Crime. (OCoLC)fst00882984
England. (OCoLC)fst01219920
Indexed Term Crimen Inglaterra Historia.
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Gaskill, Malcolm. Crime and mentalities in early modern England. Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000 0521572754 (DLC) 99036622 (OCoLC)41628211
ISBN 0511008759 (electronic bk.)
9780511008757 (electronic bk.)
9781139051897 (electronic bk.)
113905189X (electronic bk.)
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