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Law, Crime and English Society, 1660–1830

Law, Crime and English Society, 1660–1830 by Norma Landau
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This book examines how the law was made, defined, administered, and used in eighteenth-century England. A team of leading international historians explore the ways in which legal concerns and procedures came to permeate society and reflect on eighteenth-century concepts of corruption, oppression, and institutional efficiency. These themes are pursued throughout in a broad range of contributions which include studies of magistrates and courts; the forcible enlistment of soldiers and sailors; the eighteenth-century 'bloody code'; the making of law basic to nineteenth-century social reform; the populace's extension of law's arena to newspapers; theologians' use of assumptions basic to English law; Lord Chief Justice Mansfield's concept of the liberty intrinsic to England; and Blackstone's concept of the framework of English law. The result is an invaluable account of the legal bases of eighteenth-century society which is essential reading for historians at all levels.
Cambridge University Press; October 2002
278 pages; ISBN 9780511036552
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Title: Law, Crime and English Society, 1660–1830
Author: Norma Landau
 
ISBNs
0511036558
9780511036552
9780521642613