This book offers an assessment of the social significance of the law in pre-industrial England.
- Cambridge University Press
- Publication date:
- Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History Series
- Product dimensions:
- 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)
Table of Contents
List of illustrations; List of tables; Acknowledgments; List of abbreviations and conventions; Part I. Background: 1. Introduction; 2. Options for prosecution; 3. Patterns of prosecutions; Part II. Procedures For Prosecution: 4. Informal mediation by justices of the peace; 5. Binding over by recognizance; 6. Indictment at quarter sessions; 7. Houses of correction; Part III. The Contextx of Misdemeanor Prosecutions: 8. The participants: plaintiffs, defendants, and justices of the peace; 9. The reformation of manners campaign; 10. Geographical contexts; 11. Conclusion; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.
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