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Medieval Crime and Social Control by Barbara A. Hanawalt
Book DescriptionCrime is a matter of interpretation, and never was this truer than in he Middle Ages, when societies faced with new ideas and pressures were continually forced to rethink what a crime was -- and what was a crime. This collection undertakes a thorough exploration of shifting definitions of crime and changing attitudes toward social control in medieval Europe.These essays reveal how various forces in medieval society interacted and competed in interpreting and influencing mechanisms for social control. Drawing on a wide range of historical and literary sources -- legal treatises, court cases, statutes, poems, romances, and comic tales -- the contributors consider topics including fear of crime, rape and violence against women, revenge and condemnations of crime, learned dispute about crime and social control, and legal and political struggles over hunting rights.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780816631698
(235mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 15-Dec-1998
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Barbara A. Hanawalt
Of Good and Ill Repute, Paperback (December 1997)
Explores the roles that community, family and society played in maintaining social control in Medieval England. This book focuses on gender, criminal behavior, law enforcement, village arbitration, and cultural rituals on inclusion and exclusion. It reflects the scholarship on medieval legal history, cultural history, and women's cultural studies.
Growing Up in Medieval London, Paperback (March 1995)» View all books by Barbara A. Hanawalt
Bringing together a wealth of evidence drawn from court records, coroner's rolls, literary sources, and books of advice, this book weaves a rich tapestry of the life of London children during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.
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