Female criminality and subversion in early modern Ireland

Knox, Andrea (2002) Female criminality and subversion in early modern Ireland. In: Crime, gender, and sexuality in criminal prosecutions. Greenwood, Westport, pp. 19-32. ISBN 9780313310133

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Abstract

This chapter utilises a wealth of Irish archival records to present an overview of Irish female criminality during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It argues that female criminality was as significant as male criminality at the time. It marks the first in a series of studies of Irish women, first in Ireland and subsequently as migrants to Spain, leading to a monograph in preparation, 'Women of the Wild Geese: Irish Women Migrants in Early Modern Spain'. The work is heavily archival based and has a distinctive urban component. This is an area of women’s history with no previous scholarly activity or publications. The article is a revised and extended version of an invited paper given in the Criminal Justice strand at the European Social Science History Conference held in Noordwijkerhout, the Netherlands in 1996.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: V200 History by area
V300 History by topic
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Humanities
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Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2008 13:06
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2016 10:39
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2613

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