Law, Crime and English Society, 1660–1830 by Norma Landau

By Norma Landau

This e-book examines how the legislation used to be made, outlined, administered, and utilized in eighteenth-century England. A staff of top overseas historians discover the ways that felony issues and strategies got here to permeate society and think of eighteenth-century recommendations of corruption, oppression, and institutional potency. those issues are pursued all through in a wide variety of contributions which come with reviews of magistrates and courts; the forcible enlistment of squaddies and sailors; the eighteenth-century 'bloody code'; the making of legislations easy to nineteenth-century social reform; the populace's extension of law's enviornment to newspapers; theologians' use of assumptions easy to English legislations; Lord leader Justice Mansfield's inspiration of the freedom intrinsic to England; and Blackstone's proposal of the framework of English legislation. the result's a useful account of the criminal bases of eighteenth-century society that is crucial studying for historians in any respect levels.

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