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264 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474450102

Bookseller Code (06)

Criminality and the English Common Law Imagination in the 18th and 19th Centuries

First Edition

Erin Sheley

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Performs transformative interdisciplinary readings of a range of literary and legal texts across a 200-year period
  • Uncovers the connections between the individual and collective memories of law and crime that affected the development of the law itself
  • Draws on three case studies - adultery, child criminality and rape testimony - to demonstrate the impact of cultural narrative on legal development in the 18th and 19th centuries

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