The Conquest of Death: Violence and the Birth of the Modern English State

June 1, 2017|
The Conquest of Death: Violence and the Birth of the Modern English State

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A fresh and fascinating history of crime and violence in England through the office of the coroner

In his fascinating debut, Matthew Lockwood explores the history of crime, homicide, and suicide in England over four centuries through the office of the coroner. While the office was established to investigate violent or suspicious deaths, Lockwood asserts that the demands of competing parties gradually shaped its systems and transformed England into a modern state earlier than is commonly acknowledged. Weaving together strands of social, legal, economic, and political history, this book will interest scholars across a range of fields.
Title:The Conquest of Death: Violence and the Birth of the Modern English State
Format:Kobo ebook
Published:June 1, 2017
Publisher:Yale University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780300227864

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