Controlling Misbehavior in England, 1370-1600 / Edition 1

Controlling Misbehavior in England, 1370-1600 / Edition 1

by Marjorie Keniston McIntosh
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521894042

ISBN-13: 9780521894043

Pub. Date: 06/20/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Through an examination of 255 places in England, Professor McIntosh argues against the suggestion that social regulation was a distinctive feature of the decades around 1600, resulting from Puritanism, and demonstrates that concern with wrongdoing mounted gradually between 1370 and 1600. This trail-breaking study of how English people defined and attempted to

Overview

Through an examination of 255 places in England, Professor McIntosh argues against the suggestion that social regulation was a distinctive feature of the decades around 1600, resulting from Puritanism, and demonstrates that concern with wrongdoing mounted gradually between 1370 and 1600. This trail-breaking study of how English people defined and attempted to control misbehavior opens up little-known sources and new research methods, challenges many historical assumptions and sheds light on the transition from early medieval to early modern patterns.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521894043
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/20/2002
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Population, Economy and Society in Past Time Series, #34
Edition description:
First Paperback Edition
Pages:
289
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; List of tables and lists; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction; Part I. The History of Social Regulation: 1. The forms of control; 2. Methodological underpinnings; 3. Social regulation in England's smaller communities; 4. Social concern in other contexts; Part II. Factors that Influenced Social Regulation: 5. Some political considerations; 6. Social ecology I: 'broad response' and 'no response' communities; 7. Social ecology II: analysis by type of offences reported; 8. Ideological/religious influences; Conclusion: social regulation and the transition from medieval to early modern England; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.

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