Law and Society in Puritan Massachusetts by David Thomas Konig

Law and Society in Puritan Massachusetts

byDavid Thomas Konig

Kobo ebook | January 21, 2004

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Distinguished by the critical value it assigns to law in Puritan society, this study describes precisely how the Massachusetts legal system differed from England's and how equity and an adapted common law became so useful to ordinary individuals. The author discovers that law gradually replaced religion and communalism as the source of social stability, and he gives a new interpretation to the witchcraft prosecutions of 1692.

Originally published 1979.

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Title:Law and Society in Puritan MassachusettsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 21, 2004Publisher:The University Of North Carolina PressLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990052122267

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