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Title The conquest of death : violence and the birth of the modern English state / Matthew Lockwood.
Imprint New Haven : Yale University Press, [2017]


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Description 1 online resource
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-399) and index.
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Subject Coroners -- England -- History.
Violence -- England -- History.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1485-
Coroners and Medical Examiners -- history.
Violence -- history.
Great Britain.
Since 1485
Genre History.
Contents Introduction -- Restricting private warfare -- Coroners and communities -- Proving the case -- One concept of ustice -- Economic interest and the oversight of violence -- The changing nature of control -- A crisis of violence? -- Legislation, incentivization, and a new system of oversight.
Summary In his fascinating debut, Matthew Lockwood explores the history of crime, homicide, and suicide in England over four centuries through the office of the coroner. While the office was established to investigate violent or suspicious deaths, Lockwood asserts that the demands of competing parties gradually shaped its systems and transformed England into a modern state earlier than is commonly acknowledged. Weaving together strands of social, legal, economic, and political history, this book will interest scholars across a range of fields. --Back cover.
Other Title Print version: LOCKWOOD, MATTHEW. CONQUEST OF DEATH. [Place of publication not identified] : YALE University Press, 2017 0300217064
Other Title Violence and the birth of the modern English state