Crime and Punishment in the England of Shakespeare and Milton,1570-1640 / Edition 2

Crime and Punishment in the England of Shakespeare and Milton,1570-1640 / Edition 2

by John W. W. Weatherford
     
 

ISBN-10: 0786409630

ISBN-13: 9780786409631

Pub. Date: 04/20/2001

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

Crime has been present in all cultures and societies, since the beginning of time. This work focuses on the punishments common in England around the time of Shakespeare and Milton, presenting descriptions of more than fifty criminal cases. Information comes from narratives printed for the popular news media at the time of the event. Details of everyday life in

Overview

Crime has been present in all cultures and societies, since the beginning of time. This work focuses on the punishments common in England around the time of Shakespeare and Milton, presenting descriptions of more than fifty criminal cases. Information comes from narratives printed for the popular news media at the time of the event. Details of everyday life in England and facts about the English legal environment of the era are brought to light. Also revealed through the narratives are issues present in society today—i. e., the status of women, poverty, and corruption. Individual cases are discussed under chapters devoted to specific types of crimes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786409631
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
04/20/2001
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.47(d)

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