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Overview

Recent years have witnessed a considerable body of published research on both crime and women in the early modern period. There have been few attempts, however, to synthesize such studies and to examine in detail the relationship between the law and women's lives. This collection of seven original essays explores that relationship by examining the nature and extent of women's criminal activity and surveying the connections between women, their legal position, and their involvement in legal processes. The words, actions, and treatment of women who came before the courts as plaintiffs, defendants, and witnesses are examined here in a variety of contexts, ranging from the assertion of a variety of rights to scolding, thieving, and witchcraft. The contributors demonstrate that women were far from passive victims in a male-dominated legal system. As both breakers of the law and important agents of its enforcement, women were far more assertive than their formal legal positions would suggest. The contributors are Garthine Walker, Jenny Kermode, Laura Gowing, Martin Ingram, Jim Sharpe, Malcolm Gaskill, Geoffrey L. Hudson, and Tim Stretton.
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A fine reassessment of the impact of legal matters on women's lives.

American Journal of Legal History

An exciting collection of highly readable essays on highly interesting subjects.

Judith Bennett, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807845004
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/1995
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 0.54 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 8.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Jenny Kermode is senior lecturer in local history at the University of Liverpool. Garthine Walker is lecturer in history at the University of Warwick.

Garthine Walker is lecturer in history at the University of Warwick.

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Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
Acknowledgements
1 Introduction 1
2 Language, power, and the law: women's slander litigation in early modern London 26
3 "Scolding women cucked or washed": crisis in gender relations in early modern England? 48
4 Women, theft and the world of stolen goods 81
5 Women, witchcraft and the legal process 106
6 Witchcraft and power in early modern England: the case of Margaret Moore 125
7 Negotiating for blood money: war widows and the courts in seventeenth-century England 146
8 Women, custom and equity in the court of requests 170
Glossary 191
Bibliography 193
Subject index 213
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