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WALKER Crime, gender and social order in early modern England

WALKER, Garthine
      Crime, gender and social order in early modern England

 

Table of contents

List of figures and tables
Preface
Note on quotations and dates
List of abbreviations

1 Introduction
Histories of crime and gender
Household
The setting
The scope of this book

2 Mens non-lethal violence
Measuring violence
Violence and manhood
Mens violence against women

3 Voices of feminine violence
Modes of womens violence
Womens violence, mens silence
Assertions of female force
Women beware women
Scolding

4 Homicide, gender and justice
Categories of culpability
Order, honor and the nature of man
Women, disorder and deeds against nature

5 Theft and related offences
Patterns of criminality
Before the courts

6Authority, agency and law
An elite mechanism
Plebeian use of the law
Resistance: forcible rescues
Popular resistance

7Conclusion
Bibliography
Index


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