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Identity, Crime and Legal Responsibility in Eighteenth-Century England

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Identity, Crime and Legal Responsibility in Eighteenth-Century England by Dana Rabin
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During the eighteenth century English defendants, victims, witnesses, judges, and jurors spoke a language of the mind. With their reputations or lives at stake, men and women presented their complex emotions and passions as grounds for acquittal or mitigation of punishment. Inside the courtroom the language of excuse reshaped crimes and punishments, signalling a shift in the age-old negotiation of mitigation. Outside the courtroom the language of the mind reflected society's preoccupation with questions of sensibility, responsibility, and the self.

Author Biography

Dana Rabin is Professor of History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She specializes in the history of early modern Britain with an emphasis on law, gender, emotion, and identity and is the author of Searching for the Self in Eighteenth-Century English Criminal Trials, 1730-1800.
Release date NZ
October 20th, 2004
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Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
IX, 234 p.
Imprint
Palgrave Macmillan
Pages
234
Dimensions
140x216x18
ISBN-13
9781403934444
Product ID
1860700

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