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Law and Violence in an Elizabethan Village
     

Law and Violence in an Elizabethan Village

by Prof Alan Macfarlane
 
England has long been famous for its Common Law system and this has spread over much of the world through the influence of the British Empire. Yet there have been few studies of how it worked at the local level in past centuries. Based on intensive studies of the records of one English village in Essex, (Earls Colne) and on the wider court records, Alan Macfarlane and

Overview

England has long been famous for its Common Law system and this has spread over much of the world through the influence of the British Empire. Yet there have been few studies of how it worked at the local level in past centuries. Based on intensive studies of the records of one English village in Essex, (Earls Colne) and on the wider court records, Alan Macfarlane and his colleagues have reconstructed the life of an Elizabethan woman and of her battles with some of the most powerful men in England.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781490403298
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
06/11/2013
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.38(d)

Meet the Author

Alan Macfarlane was born in Shillong, India, in 1941 and educated at the Dragon School, Sedbergh School, Oxford and London Universities. He is the author of over twenty books, including The Origins of English Individualism (1978) and Letters to Lily: On How the World Works (2005). He has worked in England, Nepal, Japan and China as both an historian and anthropologist. He was elected to the British Academy in 1986 and is now Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at the University of Cambridge and a Life Fellow of King's College, Cambridge.

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