Crime, Gender and Social Order in Early Modern England

Crime, Gender and Social Order in Early Modern England

by Garthine Walker
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521573564

ISBN-13: 9780521573566

Pub. Date: 06/01/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Garthine Walker reveals that women were not treated leniently by the courts and that beliefs about gender and order impacted on real legal outcomes in early modern England. She demonstrates that the household role had as much to do with the nature of criminality as the individual in this period. Challenging hitherto accepted views regarding gender stereotyping,

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Overview

Garthine Walker reveals that women were not treated leniently by the courts and that beliefs about gender and order impacted on real legal outcomes in early modern England. She demonstrates that the household role had as much to do with the nature of criminality as the individual in this period. Challenging hitherto accepted views regarding gender stereotyping, this book illuminates the complexities of everyday English life in the early modern period.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521573566
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/01/2003
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Men's non-lethal violence; 3. Voices of feminine violence; 4. Homicide, gender and justice; 5. Theft and related offences; 6. Authority, agency and law; 7. Conclusion.

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