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Men of Blood: Violence, Manliness, and Criminal Justice in Victorian England
This book examines the treatment of violence by men against women in nineteenth-century England. Criminal law came to punish violence more systematically and severely during Victoria's reign because it was promoting a new, more pacific ideal of manliness. Yet, this apparently progressive legal development triggered strong resistance, not only from violent men but others wh ...more
Published April 3rd 2006 by Cambridge University Press
(first published January 12th 2004)
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