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Author: Terence R. Murphy,Michael MacDonald
ISBN: 0198204507
Pages: 400 pages
Publisher: Oxford University Press; First Paperback Edition edition (February 10, 1994)
Language: English
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e-Book Sleepless Souls: Suicide in Early Modern England (Oxford Studies in Social History) epub download

by Terence R. Murphy,Michael MacDonald



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Sleepless Souls is a social and cultural history of suicide in early modern England. In Georgian England suicide was in practice de-criminalized, tolerated and even sentimentalized. Self-murder was regarded as a heinous crime in Tudor and Stuart England, and was subject to savage punishments. Murphy, using a wide variety of contemporary sources, especially local records, trace the causes of this dramatic change in attitude. They analyse suicide within its contemporary context, relating shifts in opinion and practice to the complex framework of life inearly modern England. Those who committed suicide had their property forfeited to the crown, and their bodies were denied Christian burial and desecrated. They analyse suicide within its contemporary context, relating shifts in opinion and practice to the complex framework of life in early modern England.

Michael McDonald, . Murphy, Sleepless Souls. Suicide in Early Modern England, Oxford: Clarendon, 1990. Download pdf. Close. The authors treat the crisis of death by suicide as a lens in which the forces that reshaped the mental outlook of different classes and social groups are reflected.

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Sleepless Souls is a social and cultural history of suicide in early modern England. It traces the rise and fall of the crime of self-murder and explores the reasons why suicide came to be harshly punished in the sixteenth century, and why it was gradually decriminalized in the century and a half following the English Revolution. Michael MacDonald and Terence R. Murphy employ a wide range of records from the period between 1500 and 1800 in order to place suicide in its contemporary context, and relate its history to political events, religious changes, philosophical fashions, tensions between central government and local communities, class interests, and the communication media. The authors treat the crisis of death by suicide as a lens in which the forces that reshaped the mental outlook of different classes and social groups are reflected.