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The State and Social Change in Early Modern England, 1550-1640
 
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The State and Social Change in Early Modern England, 1550-1640
 
 
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02 Mar 2000
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9780333633847
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30 Apr 2002
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This is a study of the social and cultural implications of the growth of governance in England in the century after 1550. It is principally concerned with the role played by the middling sort in social and political regulation, especially through the use of the law. It discusses the evolution of public policy in the context of contemporary understandings, of economic change; and analyses litigation, arbitration, social welfare, criminal justice, moral regulation and parochial analyses administration as manifestations of the increasing role of the state in early modern England.


Description

This is a study of the social and cultural implications of the growth of governance in England in the century after 1550. It is principally concerned with the role played by the middling sort in social and political regulation, especially through the use of the law. It discusses the evolution of public policy in the context of contemporary understandings, of economic change; and analyses litigation, arbitration, social welfare, criminal justice, moral regulation and parochial analyses administration as manifestations of the increasing role of the state in early modern England.


Reviews

'The book provides an admirable framework for future local investigations.' - Northern History

'This substantial monograph is a 'must-read' for all scholars of early modern England...[it] is the product of a mass of detailed research in both local and national record offices about the micro-politics of ordinary situations...the work of one of the most outstanding young historians of his generation. It is a book that can be read at several different levels of sophistication, and will therefore be useful to a range of readers from the more committed undergraduate through to the advanced scholar.' - Pam Sharpe, University of Western Australia


Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements
Introduction: The State and Local Society
Social Change and Public Policy
The Provision of Perogative Justice
The Keeping of the Public Peace
The Execution of Criminal Justice
The Enforcement of Social Policy
The Reformation of Manners
The Governance of the Parish
Conclusion: The Making of a Political Culture
Abbreviations
Notes
Bibliography
Index


Authors

STEVE HINDLE was educated in Cambridge and Minneapolis. He was research fellow in history at Girton College, Cambridge 1991-93 and is currently Warwick Research Fellow in the Department of History, University of Warwick. He won the John Nicholls prize in local history awarded by the University of Leicester in 1995 and the Alexander Prize awarded by the Royal Historical Society in 1997.