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Domestic Dangers: Women, Words, and Sex in Early Modern London

Laura Gowing

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207634
eISBN:
9780191677755
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207634.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This book examines for the first time women's experiences and gender relations in the diverse and mobile society of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century London. It focuses on disputes over sex, ... More


‘Friction in the Archives’: Access and the Politics of Record-Keeping in Revolutionary England

Kate Peters

in Archives and Information in the Early Modern World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780197266250
eISBN:
9780191869181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266250.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter traces the legal and political frameworks that underpinned rights of access to archives in the decades preceding the outbreak of civil war in 1642, showing that there were two different ... More


Introduction: ‘When Women goe to Law, the Devill is full of Businesse’

Lindsay R. Moore

in Women Before the Court: Law and Patriarchy in the Anglo-American World, 1600-1800

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781526136336
eISBN:
9781526144607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526136343.00005
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter provides an overview of the major arguments in the book and maps out how women’s relationship to the law changed in England and colonial America under different legal jurisdictions. It ... More


Law and the Burgh

Joanna Kopaczyk

in The Legal Language of Scottish Burghs: Standardization and Lexical Bundles (1380-1560)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199945153
eISBN:
9780199345939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945153.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, English Language

This chapter offers an overview of the history of law in Scotland in the medieval and early modern period, with special emphasis on the role of the burghs in the development of legal customs, ... More


Historiographic Secrets of the Labour Contract—The Law and Literature of Lewis Jones ‘Cwmardy’ and ‘We Live’

Melanie L. Williams

in The Secrets of Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804782593
eISBN:
9780804783903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804782593.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter focuses on the law and literature of Lewis Jones's Cwmardy and We Live It examines the revolutionary use of literature, highlighting the extent to which history and the legal record both ... More


Duly Noted or off the Record? Sovereignty and the Secrecy of the Law in Cinema Richard Burt

Richard Burt

in The Secrets of Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804782593
eISBN:
9780804783903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804782593.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examines a series of related, uncritically examined and positivist and historicist assumptions about the law, secrets, sovereignty, and media. These assumptions are: secrets are ... More


Illicit and Unnatural Practices: The Law, Sex and Society in Scotland since 1900

Roger Davidson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474441193
eISBN:
9781474459877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474441193.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This book seeks to chart how the Scottish legal system responded to what were deemed ‘illicit and unnatural practices’ after 1900. Using a wide range of prosecution and trial records, along with more ... More


Witchcraft Narratives in Germany: Rothenburg, 1561-1652

Alison Rowlands

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719052590
eISBN:
9781781700167
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719052590.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Given the widespread belief in witchcraft and the existence of laws against such practices, why did witch-trials fail to gain momentum and escalate into ‘witch-crazes’ in certain parts of early ... More


A New Plea Roll for a New Audience

Thomas J. McSweeney

in Priests of the Law: Roman Law and the Making of the Common Law's First Professionals

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198845454
eISBN:
9780191880643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198845454.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter will examine some surviving rolls of cases heard by Henry of Bratton, who appears to have internalized the notions that plea rolls were authoritative texts and that the justices who ... More


Introduction

Hannah Skoda

in Medieval Violence: Physical Brutality in Northern France, 1270-1330

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199670833
eISBN:
9780191749551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670833.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This introduction interrogates our own interest in violence, and suggests that the Middle Ages were characterised by a complex attitude towards physical brutality. Violence was, on some levels, ... More


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