Crime in Seventeenth-century England by J. A. Sharpe
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Crime in Seventeenth-century England
By J. A. Sharpe

Crime in Seventeenth-century England

A County Study

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Crime in Seventeenth-century England by J. A. Sharpe

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The history of crime is an exciting field, forming one aspect of a much wider increase in interest in social history as a whole. This book, based on a detailed study of court records in Essex between 1620 and 1680 combines a detailed study of fluctuations in crime and punishment in a seventeenth-century English county with an analysis of the social processes which lay behind prosecution. In so doing, it marks a major contribution to the field. Dr Sharpe's objective is to break away from older treatments of crime in the period, which have depended too much on an uncritical use of literary sources, and to offer a contrast to the legal historian's perspective on the subject. He studies the reality of crime as it was tried at the courts, and as it was experienced by both criminals and victims.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521089470
ISBN-10: 0521089476
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Pages: 300
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 6-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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