C2 Edited book
Morality, Crime and Social Control in Europe 1500–1900

List of Authors: Olli Matikainen, Satu Lidman
Place: Helsinki
Publication year: 2014
Number in series: 84
ISBN: 978-952-222-572-6
ISSN: 0081-6493


This book explores key themes in European history through case studies scrutinizing the much-debated concept of “social control” from its exercise within the family and local communities to interventions at the highest state level. A wide range of regulated practices and institutions can be treated as manifestations or forces of social control. Their common feature is the way in which they develop a set of practices and rituals, some of which are enduring and seemingly unchanging, some in a state of transition or subjected to challenges, and others “new” and in the process of formation. The articles in this book cover a time span from the early modern period up to the twentieth century, and a geographical spread from various locations in Nordic countries to continental Europe and the British Isles.

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