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Crime and Punishment in Eighteenth Century England By F.J. McLynn

Crime and Punishment in Eighteenth Century England by F.J. McLynn

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Summary

Study of crime and its consequences in 18th-century England - a society which the author characterizes as riddled with insecurities and governed by envies and fears.

Crime and Punishment in Eighteenth Century England Summary

Crime and Punishment in Eighteenth Century England by F.J. McLynn

Why was the era of Augustan elegance also that of Hogarthian squalor? How far was the Industrial Revolution responsible for the rise of street gangs and highwaymen? Was it a coincidence that the autocratic monarchies of Europe suffered less from violent crime? Were such heroes as Dick Turpin motivated by Robin Hood impulses? Why were public executions regarded as entertainment and not deterrents? The author attempts to answer all these questions in this study of a society he characterizes as riddled with insecurities and governed by envies and fears. The book is aimed at students - graduate and undergraduate - of 18th European and British history, and those interested in crime, the law, criminality, and punishment.

Table of Contents

London; law enforcement; homicide; highwaymen; property crime; women as victims of crime; women as criminals; crimes of the powerful; high treason; smuggling; poaching; rioting; theories on crime and punishment; execution; secondary punishment; crime and social change; the impact of war.

Additional information

GOR001298758
Crime and Punishment in Eighteenth Century England by F.J. McLynn
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1991-04-04
408
0192852337
9780192852335
N/A
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