Crime, Communities and Authority in Early Modern Wales

  • 256 Pages
  • 4.88 MB
  • English
University of Wales Press
Crime & criminology, Social history, c 1600 to c 1700, c 1700 to c 1800, History, History - General History, History: World, Wales, Europe - Great Britain - General, History / Great Br
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Open LibraryOL7777648M
ISBN 100708319947
ISBN 139780708319949

Thesis aims to contribute both to the historiography of early modern Wales, especially addressing questions of ‘conflict’ and ‘consensus’ in local communities and between different social groups, and to that of early modern crime, the courts and experiences of authority, in a larger ‘British’ regional framework.

Law and Disorder in Early Modern Wales: Crime and Authority in the Denbeighshire Courts, c. (Studies in Welsh History) early modern authority as both powerful and precarious in light of the shared experiences and attitudes of Communities and Authority in Early Modern Wales book local communities.

Author: Sharon Howard. Get this from a library. Law and disorder in early modern Wales: crime and authority in the Denbighshire Courts, c [Sharon Howard] -- Focusing on the period from tothis book is based on a detailed study of the court records of the county of.

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Still the only general survey of the topic available, this widely-used exploration of the incidence, causes and control of crime in Early Modern England throws a vivid light on the times. It uses court archives to capture vividly the everyday lives of people who would otherwise have left little mark on the historical record/5.

In ordinary language, a crime is an unlawful act punishable by a state or other authority. The term crime does not, in modern criminal law, have any simple and universally accepted definition, though statutory definitions have been provided for certain purposes.

The most popular view is that crime is a category created by law; in other words, something is a crime if declared as. Crime fiction set in Wales - includes thrillers, cosies, detective, noir, gangster, historical, and cross-genre.

NB Authors do not have to be Welsh. Does not include crime fiction by Welsh authors set outside Wales. Still the only general survey of the topic available, this widely-used exploration of the incidence, causes and control of crime in Early Modern England throws a vivid light on the times.

It uses court archives to capture vividly the everyday lives of people who would otherwise have left little mark on the historical record.

This new edition - fully updated throughout - incorporates new. Investigating responses to theft in early modern Wales: communities, thieves and the courts SHARON HOWARD* ABSTRACT.

This article makes use of the rich deposits of pre-trial documents in the court archives of early modern Wales, focusing on the county of Denbighshire, to investigate attitudes and responses to by: 6.

A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library Library of Congress cataloguing in publication data Gaskill, Malcolm. Crime and mentalities in early modern England / Malcolm Gaskill.

(Cambridge studies in early modern British history) Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 0 4 1. Witch trials and witch related accusations were at a high during the early modern period in Britain, a time that spanned from the beginning of the 16 th century to the end of the 18 th century.

Witchcraft in this article refers to any magical or supernatural practices made by mankind. Prior to it being made a capital offence in it was often seen as a healing art, performed by people.

The history of crime in late medieval and early modern England: a review of the field Over the last decade or so the history of crime, law and order, and attitudes to such matters, has emerged as a subject of central importance to social historians.

An increasing number of scholars in Europe, North America and Australia are. Crime in Early Modern Britain: Selected Sources. A small collection of primary sources drawn from my research files. Focuses on Wales at present, with some materials from northern England.

Wales and the Law Background. Court of Great Sessions in Wales: the gaolfiles. Crime in print.

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An English view of Welsh lawlessness, early sixteenth century. recorded crime in early modern England: a preponderance of property crimes, with homicide as a distant second and other felonies occurring even less frequently, appears to be the pattern.

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2 Malcolm Gaskill, Crime and Mentalities in Early Modern England (Cambridge, ); GwendaMorganandPeterRushton, Rogues,ThievesandtheRuleofLaw:TheProblemof LawEnforcementinNorth-EastEngland,– (London,). Crime news from across Wales. See the latest police appeals and crime stories, plus in depth articles on crime issues affecting Wales.

The incident on Saturday was the second stabbing in the city. With a crime rate for both violent and property crime combined of 4 per 1, residents, the crime rate in Wales is one of the lower rates in America among communities of all sizes (lower than 89% of America's communities).

One's chance of becoming a victim of crime in Wales is one in Crime and law have now been studied by historians of early modern England for more than a generation. Crime and Mentalities in Early Modern England attempts to reach further than most conventional treatments of the subject, to explore the cultural contexts of law-breaking and criminal prosecution, and to recover their hidden social meanings.

In this sense the book is. Intimacy was essential to criminal activity in the early modern period. The uses and abuses of intimacy – in physical, local, and emotional terms – are located firmly within the criminal record.

Historians of crime, gender, social relations, emotion, sexuality, and the body have illustrated the wider social and cultural contexts in which intimacy would have been understood and Author: Anna Louise Field.

Although historians have long taken an interest in early modern beliefs in witchcraft and magic, and their terrible consequences for those accused of the crime, the past 30 years have witnessed an.

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By the early s, these skewed priorities had brought us what was arguably the worst of all possible worlds when it came to crime and punishment. We had attained a level of violent crime that, in some places, was the highest in this century and that threatened to destroy the social fabric of many American communities.The English historiography of crime and criminal justice has been and continues to be central to developments since the ’s.

At the time there was the groundbreaking work of E.P. Thompson and Douglas Hay on 18th century England. This provided the framework, which then helps us to reconstruct crime in the early modern period in towns.The level of crime has remained broadly stable in recent years; the latest figures from the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) estimate a fall of 5% in the year ending December It is too early to say from this single data point whether this will come to .