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Law, crime, and English society, 1660-1830

Law, crime, and English society, 1660-1830

Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland > England and Wales > From ca. 1775 to the law reform (ca. 1830)

Edition Details

  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): Norma Landau
  • Biografical Information: Norma Landau is Professor of History at the University of California at Davis and the author of The Justices of the Peace, 1679–1760 , published by the University of California Press in 1984.
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): England
  • Publication Information: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2002
  • Publication Type (Medium): Electronic books, History, Aufsatzsammlung, Online-Publikation
  • Material: Document, Internet resource
  • Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
  • Permalink: http://books.lawi.org.uk/law-crime-and-english-society-1660-1830/ (Stable identifier)

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Print version: Law, crime, and English society, 1660-1830. Cambridge, U.K. ; New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2002 (DLC) 2002513368

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1 online resource (XII, 264 pages)

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Useful for students learning an area of law, Law, crime, and English society, 1660-1830 is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Responsable Person: edited by Norma Landau.
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Country/State: England
  • Number of Editions: 14 editions
  • First edition Date: 2002
  • Last edition Date: 2004
  • Languages: British English
  • Library of Congress Code: KD614
  • Dewey Code: 364.941
  • ISBN: 0511051786 9780511051784 0511117396 9780511117398 9780521642613 0521642612 0511040350 9780511040351
  • OCLC: 559149040

Publisher Description:

Written from Marxist and liberal perspectives, this study examines how eighteenth-century English law was defined and administered. It introduces current debates about British society in the era in which England became the world's leading nation. Contributions from leading international historians consider eighteenth-century legal institutions in relation to contemporary concepts of corruption, oppression and institutional efficiency. The result is an original account of the legal basis of eighteenth-century society.

Main Contents

Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Figures; Contributors; 1 Introduction; Part 1 Law; Part 2 Crime; Part 3 Society; John M. Beattie s publications; Index.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Norma Landau
Part I. Law: 2. Dread of the Crown Office: the magistracy and King's Bench 1740-1800 Douglas Hay
3. The trading justice's trade Norma Landau
4. Impressment and the law in eighteenth-century Britain Nicholas Rogers
Part II. Crime: 5. 'Press gangs are better magistrates than the Middlesex justices.' Young offenders, press gangs and prosecution strategies in eighteenth and early nineteenth-century England Peter King
6. Making the 'bloody code'? Forgery legislation in eighteenth-century England Randall McGowen
7. Mapping the criminal law: Blackstone and the categories of English jurisprudence David Lieberman
Part III. Society: After Somerset: Mansfield, slavery and the law in England, 1772-1830 Ruth Paley
9. Religion and the law: evidence, proof and 'matter of fact' 1660-1700 Barbara Shapiro
10. The press and public apologies in eighteenth-century London Donna Andrew
11. Origins of the factory acts: the Health and Morals of Apprentices Act 1802 Joanna Innes.

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