Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 September 2010

528 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199586424

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Punishing the dead?

Suicide, Lordship, and Community in Britain, 1500-1830

R. A. Houston

  • Shows how the study of attitudes to suicide can enrich our understanding of the social, political, and cultural history of early modern Britain
  • Draws ideas from a range of disciplines, including law, philosophy, the social sciences, and literary studies as well as history
  • Illuminates the distinctive institutional environments and mental worlds of early modern England and Scotland
  • Explicitly compares England and Scotland, offering evidence for the importance of cultural regions and local vernaculars that transcend national boundaries