Moral Panics, the Media and the Law in Early Modern England

An exploration of links between opinion and governance in Early Modern England, studying moral panics about crime, sex and belief. Hypothesizing that media-driven panics proliferated in the 1700s, with the development of newspapers and government sensibility to opinion, it also considers earlier pan...

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Other Authors: Lemmings, David (Editor), Walker, Claire (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: London Palgrave Macmillan UK 2009, 2009
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
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