Controlling Misbehavior in England, 1370-1600

Controlling Misbehavior in England, 1370-1600

by Marjorie Keniston McIntosh
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521621771

ISBN-13: 9780521621779

Pub. Date: 11/28/2006

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 control…  See more details below

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:
9780521621779
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Population, Economy and Society in Past Time Series, #34
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(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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