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Women, Murder, and Equity in Early Modern England

By Randall Martin

Routledge – 2007 – 300 pages

Series: Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

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Description

This book presents the first comprehensive study of over 120 printed news reports of murders and infanticides committed by early modern women. It offers an interdisciplinary analysis of female homicide in post-Reformation news formats ranging from ballads to newspapers. Individual cases are illuminated in relation to changing legal, religious, and political contexts, as well as the dynamic growth of commercial crime-news and readership.

Contents

1 Introduction

2 Equity and self-defense in female homicide news

3 Confession, conversion, and tactical resistance

4 Women and Poison

5 Changing representations of infanticide and child murder

6 Conclusion

Notes

Bibliography

Author Bio

Randall Martin is Professor of English at the University of New Brunswick.

Name: Women, Murder, and Equity in Early Modern England (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Randall Martin. This book presents the first comprehensive study of over 120 printed news reports of murders and infanticides committed by early modern women. It offers an interdisciplinary analysis of female homicide in post-Reformation news formats ranging from...
Categories: Gender, Literary/Critical Theory, Literary History, Literature & Culture, Literature & Gender Studies