Moral Panics, the Media and the Law in Early Modern England

Moral Panics, the Media and the Law in Early Modern England

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ISBN-13: 9781349358069
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 11/30/2009
Edition description: 1st ed. 2009
Pages: 279
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

DONNA ANDREW Professor of History, the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada

ANNA BAYMAN Assistant Editor for the English Historical Review and Faculty of History, University of Oxford, UK

MICHAEL DAVIS Lecturer in History, the University of Tasmania, Australia

MALCOLM GASKILL Reader in Early Modern History, the University of East Anglia, UK

TIM HARRIS Munro-Goodwin-Wilkinson Professor in European History, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

DAVID LEMMINGS Professor of History, the University of Adelaide, Australia

DAVID ROWE Director of the Centre for Cultural Research (CCR), University of Western Sydney, Australia

CINDY MCCREERY Senior Lecturer in History, the University of Sydney, Australia

RANDALL MCGOWEN Professor of History, the University of Oregon, USA

CLAIRE WALKER Lecturer in History, the University of Adelaide, Australia

ALEXANDRA WALSHAM Professor of History, the University of Exeter, UK

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii

Acknowledgements viii

Notes on Contributors ix

Note on Works Cited in Endnotes xi

1 Introduction: Law and Order, Moral Panics, and Early Modern England David Lemmings 1

2 The Concept of the Moral Panic: An Historico-Sociological Positioning David Rowe 22

3 'This Newe Army of Satan': The Jesuit Mission and the Formation of Public Opinion in Elizabethan England Alexandra Walsham 41

4 Cross-dressing and Pamphleteering in Early Seventeenth-Century London Anna Bayman 63

5 Fear made Flesh: The English Witch-Panic of 1645-7 Malcolm Gaskill 78

6 'A sainct in shewe, a Devill in deede': Moral Panics and Anti-Puritanism in Seventeenth-Century England Tim Harris 97

7 'Remember Justice Godfrey': The Popish Plot and the Construction of Panic in Seventeenth-Century Media Claire Walker 117

8 The Dark Side of Enlightenment: The London Journal, Moral Panics, and the Law in the Eighteenth Century David Lemmings 139

9 Forgers and Forgery: Severity and Social Identity in Eighteenth-Century England Randall McGowen 157

10 'How frail are Lovers vows, and Dicers oaths': Gaming, Governing and Moral Panic in Britain, 1781-1782 Donna T. Andrew 176

11 A Moral Panic in Eighteenth-Century London? The 'Monster' and the Press Cindy McCreery 195

12 The British Jacobins: Folk devils in the Age of Counter-Revolution? Michael T. Davis 221

13 Conclusion: Moral Panics, Law and the Transformation of the Public Sphere in Early Modern England David Lemmings 267

Index 267

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