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Women and violent crime in enlightenment Scotland

Author: Anne-Marie Kilday; Royal Historical Society (Great Britain)
Publisher: Woodbridge, UK ; Rochester, NY : Royal Historical Scoeity/Boydell Press, 2007.
Series: Royal Historical Society publication.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book offers important new insights into the relationship between crime and gender in Scotland during the Enlightenment period. Against the backdrop of significant legislative changes that fundamentally altered the face of Scots law, Anne-Marie Kilday examines contemporary attitudes towards serious offences against the person committed by women." "The book challenges conventional feminist interpretations that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kilday, Anne-Marie.
Women and violent crime in enlightenment Scotland.
Woodbridge, UK ; Rochester, NY : Royal Historical Scoeity/Boydell Press, 2007
(OCoLC)655354409
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne-Marie Kilday; Royal Historical Society (Great Britain)
ISBN: 9780861932870 0861932870
OCLC Number: 137727955
Description: x, 183 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Scottish crime and Scottish women : undiscovered voices and undiscovered vices? --
Scots law in the age of Enlightenment --
Homicide --
Infanticide --
Assault --
Popular disturbances --
Robbery.
Series Title: Royal Historical Society publication.
Responsibility: Anne-Marie Kilday.

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A complete reappraisal of the scale and significance of female criminality in a period of major legislative changes.  Read more...

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Offers a threefold contribution to the historiography by adding to and consolidating knowledge about crime, Scottish social history, and the experiences of women in the eighteenth century. LIMINA An Read more...

 
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