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Drunks, Whores and Idle Apprentices : Criminal Biographies of the Eighteenth Century

By: Rawlings, Philip

0415050561 / 9780415050562
Hardback
01/10/1992
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United Kingdom
156 x 234 mm, 567 grams 218 pages
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Criminal biographies enjoyed enormous popularity in the Eighteenth Century: today they offer us some fascinating perspectives on the period.

Drunks, Whores and Idle Apprentices is the first book to reproduce a number of these biographies in full. Not only do these biographies make fascinating reading, they also raise the problem of how to read them as historical documents.

The author argues that instead of trying to uncover simple themes, the most revealing thing about them is the tensions around which they were constructed.

BIC:

1DBKE England, 3JF c 1700 to c 1800, BG Biography: general, JKV Crime & criminology

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