Violence and Social Order: East Anglia 1422-1442

Hardcover | July 1, 1993

byPhilippa C. Maddern

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This challenging study, based on extensive archival research, sets out to explore the nature and meaning of violence in fifteenth-century England. Philippa Maddern examines violence on each side of the law - both in crime and in law enforcement - in order to uncover the attitudes and beliefsof the inhabitants of medieval East Anglia. She investigates the way their moral code was reflected in the procedures and punishments of the courts, and assesses the success of the legal system in maintaining authority and order. Dr Maddern's scholarly study reveals the strong concern for order apparent in fifteenth-century society, and offers a subtle and intelligent analysis of the role of violence.

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This challenging study, based on extensive archival research, sets out to explore the nature and meaning of violence in fifteenth-century England. Philippa Maddern examines violence on each side of the law - both in crime and in law enforcement - in order to uncover the attitudes and beliefsof the inhabitants of medieval East Anglia. ...

Philippa C. Maddern, Lecturer in History, University of Western Australia.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:280 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.1 inPublished:July 1, 1993Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198202350

ISBN - 13:9780198202356

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'her investigation of what may be called the ideology of medieval violence is imaginative and often convincing'Henry Summerson, Institute of Historical Research, The Journal of Legal History, Vol. 14, No. 2, Aug '93