The State and Social Change in Early Modern England, 1550-1640 / Edition 1by S. Hindle
Pub. Date: 03/02/2000
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
This is a study of the social and cultural implications of the growth of governance in England in the century after 1550. It is principally concerned with the role played by the middling sort in social and political regulation, especially through the use of the law. It discusses the evolution of public policy in the context of contemporary understandings, of economic change; and analyses litigation, arbitration, social welfare, criminal justice, moral regulation and parochial analyses administration as manifestations of the increasing role of the state in early modern England.
Table of ContentsPreface and Acknowledgements Introduction: The State and Local Society Social Change and Public Policy The Provision of Perogative Justice The Keeping of the Public Peace The Execution of Criminal Justice The Enforcement of Social Policy The Reformation of Manners The Governance of the Parish Conclusion: The Making of a Political Culture Abbreviations Notes Bibliography Index
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