Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Past and Present Publications: Deviance and Power in Late Medieval London (Hardback)
  • Past and Present Publications: Deviance and Power in Late Medieval London (Hardback)
zoom

Past and Present Publications: Deviance and Power in Late Medieval London (Hardback)

(author), (translator)
£68.00
Hardback 432 Pages / Published: 04/10/2007
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
During the late Middle Ages the London ruling elite was increasingly influenced by the idea that a secret counter-society was operating in the city. Its members were suspected to be active mainly at night, to roam the city aimlessly and to be identifiable by three main characteristics: their latent, unmotivated and habitual penchant for violence, their sexual license and their disinclination to work. The rumours about this real and imagined 'milieu of the night' strongly influenced Londoners' perceptions of social relations within urban society. In wards, parishes, guilds and companies, people adapted their behaviour and gradually defined their own respectability in negative terms, in opposition to the new 'urban underworld'. The book sheds considerable new light on everyday life in late medieval London and its case study opens up wider debates about the relationship between morality and politics in Europe's cities in this period.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521847308
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 818 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 29 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This is primarily a study of how the law was used to contain and punish the marginalized. It is enriched with much parallel material, especially from the Germanic countries. As the publisher hopes, this will be of interest to scholars in the fields of medieval London and England, urban history, and the history of crime." Sixteenth Century Journal, John Schofield, Museum of London, England

You may also be interested in...

The Churchill Factor
Added to basket
£10.99   £7.99
Paperback
How England Made the English
Added to basket
A History Of Scotland
Added to basket
All the Countries We've Ever Invaded
Added to basket
Map Of A Nation
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Witches
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
First Light
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
London
Added to basket
£15.99
Paperback
The Hollow Crown
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Forgotten Voices Of The Great War
Added to basket
The English and their History
Added to basket
Civil War
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Secret Rooms
Added to basket
Making Sense of the Troubles
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.