A Fiery Furious PeopleA Fiery Furious People

Spanning some seven centuries, A Fiery & Furious People traces the subtle shifts that have taken place both in the nature of violence and in people’s attitudes to it.

Author: James Sharpe

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446456132


Page: 784

View: 158

*Chosen as a Book of the Year by The Times, History Today and the Sunday Telegraph* ‘Wonderfully entertaining, comprehensive and astute.’ The Times ‘Genuinely hard to put down.’ BBC History Magazine From murder to duelling, highway robbery to mugging: the darker side of English life explored. Spanning some seven centuries, A Fiery & Furious People traces the subtle shifts that have taken place both in the nature of violence and in people’s attitudes to it. How could football be regarded at one moment as a raucous pastime that should be banned, and the next as a respectable sport that should be encouraged? When did the serial killer first make an appearance? What gave rise to particular types of violent criminal - medieval outlaws, Victorian garrotters – and what made them dwindle and then vanish? Above all, Professor James Sharpe hones in on a single, fascinating question: has the country that has experienced so much turmoil naturally prone to violence or are we, in fact, becoming a gentler nation? ‘Wonderful . . . A fascinating and rare example of a beautifully crafted scholarly work.’ Times Higher Education ‘Sweeping and ambitious . . . A humane and clear-eyed guide to a series of intractable and timely questions.’ Observer ‘Deeply researched, thoughtfully considered and vividly written . . . Read it.’ History Today ‘Magisterial . . . The outlaw’s song has surely never been better rendered.’ Times Literary Supplement

The Routledge History of Death since 1800The Routledge History of Death since 1800

Homicide and the Coroners in Nineteenth-Century London,” Social Science History, 25:1 (2001), 93–100; Sharpe, A Fiery & Furious People: A History of Violence in England (London: Random House, 2016), p. 30; Howard Taylor, “The Politics ...

Author: Peter N. Stearns

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429639845


Page: 568

View: 510

The Routledge History of Death Since 1800 looks at how death has been treated and dealt with in modern history – the history of the past 250 years – in a global context, through a mix of definite, often quantifiable changes and a complex, qualitative assessment of the subject. The book is divided into three parts, with the first considering major trends in death history and identifying widespread patterns of change and continuity in the material and cultural features of death since 1800. The second part turns to specifically regional experiences, and the third offers more specialized chapters on key topics in the modern history of death. Historical findings and debates feed directly into a current and prospective assessment of death, as many societies transition into patterns of ageing that will further alter the death experience and challenge modern reactions. Thus, a final chapter probes this topic, by way of introducing the links between historical experience and current trajectories, ensuring that the book gives the reader a framework for assessing the ongoing process, as well as an understanding of the past. Global in focus and linking death to a variety of major developments in modern global history, the volume is ideal for all those interested in the multifaceted history of how death is dealt with in different societies over time and who want access to the rich and growing historiography on the subject. Chapter 1 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license at https://tandfbis.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/rt-files/docs/Open+Access+Chapters/9780429028274_oachapter1.pdf.

A History of Death in 17th Century EnglandA History of Death in 17th Century England

Stories of True Crime in Tudor and Stuart England (Abingdon: Routledge, 2015) Marshall, Peter, Beliefs and the Dead in ... James, A Fiery & Furious People: A History of Violence in England (London: Random House Books, 2016) Sherlock, ...

Author: Ben Norman

Publisher: Pen and Sword History

ISBN: 9781526755278


Page: 208

View: 671

A look at the constant confrontation with mortality the English experienced in a time of plague, smallpox, civil war, and other calamities. In the lives of the rich and poor alike in seventeenth-century England, death was a hovering presence, much more visible in everyday existence than it is today. It is a highly important and surprisingly captivating part of the epic story of England during the turbulent years of the 1600s. This book guides readers through the subject using a chronological approach, as would have been experienced by those living in the country at the time, beginning with the myriad causes of death, including rampant disease, war, and capital punishment, and finishing with an exploration of posthumous commemoration, including mass interments in times of disease, the burial of suicides, and the unconventional laying to rest of English Catholics. Although the people of the seventeenth century did not fully realize it, when it came to the confrontation of mortality they were living in wildly changing times.

Making Murder PublicMaking Murder Public

... A Fiery & Furious People: A History of Violence in England (London, 2016). Sharpe, J.A. 'Revisiting the “Violence We Have Lost": Homicide in Seventeenth-Century Cheshire', English Historical Review 131 (2016): pp. 293–323.

Author: K. J. Kesselring

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192572585


Page: 224

View: 285

Homicide has a history. In early modern England, that history saw two especially notable developments: one, the emergence in the sixteenth century of a formal distinction between murder and manslaughter, made meaningful through a lighter punishment than death for the latter, and two, a significant reduction in the rates of homicides individuals perpetrated on each other. Making Murder Public explores connections between these two changes. It demonstrates the value in distinguishing between murder and manslaughter, or at least in seeing how that distinction came to matter in a period which also witnessed dramatic drops in the occurrence of homicidal violence. Focused on the 'politics of murder', Making Murder Public examines how homicide became more effectively criminalized between 1480 and 1680, with chapters devoted to coroners' inquests, appeals and private compensation, duels and private vengeance, and print and public punishment. The English had begun moving away from treating homicide as an offence subject to private settlements or vengeance long before other Europeans, at least from the twelfth century. What happened in the early modern period was, in some ways, a continuation of processes long underway, but intensified and refocused by developments from 1480 to 1680. Making Murder Public argues that homicide became fully 'public' in these years, with killings seen to violate a 'king's peace' that people increasingly conflated with or subordinated to the 'public peace' or 'public justice.'

Making Murder PublicMaking Murder Public

Sharpe , J.A. A Fiery & Furious People : A History of Violence in England ( London , 2016 ) . Sharpe , J.A. “ Revisiting the “ Violence We Have Lost ” : Homicide in Seventeenth - Century Cheshire ' , English Historical Review 131 ( 2016 ) ...

Author: K. J. Kesselring

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198835622


Page: 185

View: 369

Making Murder Public explores the emergence, in the sixteenth century, of a formal distinction between murder and manslaughter and the significant reduction in the rates of homicides individuals perpetrated on each other.

The Oxford Handbook of CriminologyThe Oxford Handbook of Criminology

SHARPE , J. A. (2001), 'Crime', in A. F. Kinney and T. W. Copeland (eds), Tudor England: An Encyclopedia, New York: Garland. SHARPE , J. (2016). A Fiery & Furious People: A History of Violence in England, London: Random House.

Author: Alison Liebling

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198719441


Page: 1024

View: 378

With contributions from over 60 leading experts in the field, The Oxford Handbook of Criminology is the definitive guide to the discipline providing an authoritative and outstanding collection of chapters on the key topics studied on criminology courses. The Handbook has shaped the study of criminology for over two decades and, with this new edition, continues to be indispensable to students, academics, and professionals alike. Each chapter details relevant theory, recent research, policy developments, and current debates. Extensive references aid further research. Extensively revised, the sixth edition has been expanded to include all the major topics and significant new issues such as zemiology; green criminology; domestic violence; prostitution and sex work; penal populism; and the significance of globalization for criminology. The Oxford Handbook of Criminology is accompanied by a suite of online resources providing additional teaching and learning materials for both students and lecturers. This includes selected chapters from previous editions, essay questions for each chapter, web links to aid further research, and guidance on how to answer essay questions.

The Official History of Criminal Justice in England and WalesThe Official History of Criminal Justice in England and Wales

H. Potter (1993); Hanging in Judgment: Religion and the Death Penalty in England, London: SCM Press Quaker Faith and ... London: Faber and Faber —(2016); A Fiery and Furious People A History of Violence in England, London: Random House ...

Author: Paul Rock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429892219


Page: 592

View: 984

Volume I of The Official History of Criminal Justice in England and Wales frames what was known about crime and criminal justice in the 1960s, before describing the liberalising legislation of the decade. Commissioned by the Cabinet Office and using interviews, British Government records, and papers housed in private, and institutional collections, this is the first of a collaboratively written series of official histories that analyse the evolution of criminal justice between 1959 and 1997. It opens with an account of the inception of the series, before describing what was known about crime and criminal justice at the time. It then outlines the genesis of three key criminal justice Acts that not only redefined the relations between the State and citizen, but also shaped what some believed to be the spirit of the age: the abolition of capital punishment, and the reform of the laws on abortion, and homosexuality. The Acts were taken to be so contentious morally and politically that Governments of different stripes were hesitant about promoting them formally. The onus was instead passed to backbenchers, who were supported by interlocking groups of reformers, with a pooled knowledge about how to effectively organise a rhetoric that drew on the language of utilitarianism, and the clarity and authority of a Church of England. This came to play an increasingly consequential and largely unacknowledged part in resolving what were often confusing moral questions. This book will be of much interest to students of criminology and British history, politics and law.

The Darker Angels of Our NatureThe Darker Angels of Our Nature

42 Caroline Dunn, Stolen Women in Medieval England (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013), 33. ... 62 James Sharpe, A Fiery & Furious People: A History of Violence in England (London: Arrow Books, 2016).

Author: Philip Dwyer

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350140615


Page: 416

View: 110

In The Better Angels of Our Nature Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker argued that modern history has witnessed a dramatic decline in human violence of every kind, and that in the present we are experiencing the most peaceful time in human history. But what do top historians think about Pinker's reading of the past? Does his argument stand up to historical analysis? In The Darker Angels of our Nature, seventeen scholars of international stature evaluate Pinker's arguments and find them lacking. Studying the history of violence from Japan and Russia to Native America, Medieval England and the Imperial Middle East, these scholars debunk the myth of non-violent modernity. Asserting that the real story of human violence is richer, more interesting and incomparably more complex than Pinker's sweeping, simplified narrative, this book tests, and bests, 'fake history' with expert knowledge.

Crime and Society in England 1750 1900Crime and Society in England 1750 1900

James Sharpe, A Fiery and Furious People: A History of Violence in England (London, Random House, 2016) usefully and importantly surveys the problem over a much longer time scale. One of the most novel approaches to violence is Rosalind ...

Author: Clive Emsley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351384841


Page: 330

View: 113

Ranging from the middle of the eighteenth through to the end of the nineteenth century, Crime and Society in England, 1750–1900 explores the developments in policing, the courts and the penal system as England became increasingly industrialised and urbanised. Through a consideration of the difficulty of defining crime, the book presents criminal behaviour as being intrinsically tied to historical context and uses this theory as the basis for its examination of crime within English society during this period. In this fifth edition Professor Emsley explores the most recent research, including the increased focus on ethnicity, gender and cultural representations of crime, allowing students to gain a broader view of modern English society. Divided thematically, the book’s coverage includes: the varying perceptions of crime across different social groups crime in the workplace the concepts of a ‘criminal class’ and ‘professional criminals’ the developments in the courts, the police and the prosecution of criminals. Thoroughly updated to address key questions surrounding crime and society in this period, and fully equipped with illustrations, tables and charts to further highlight important aspects, Crime and Society in England, 1750–1900 is the ideal introduction for students of modern crime.

On Violence in HistoryOn Violence in History

David Lemmings (Woodbridge, UK: Boydell Press, 2005), 80–101, here 85–86; James Sharpe, A Fiery & Furious People: A History of Violence in England (New York: Random House, 2016), 393, 394, 396. James A. Rawley, with Stephen D. Behrendt, ...

Author: Philip Dwyer

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781789204650


Page: 150

View: 425

Is global violence on the decline? Steven Pinker’s highly-publicized argument that human violence across the world has been dramatically abating continues to influence discourse among academics and the general public alike. In this provocative volume, a cast of eminent historians interrogate Pinker’s thesis by exposing the realities of violence throughout human history. In doing so, they reveal the history of human violence to be richer, more thought-provoking, and considerably more complicated than Pinker claims.