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Vol 21 No 11 Nov/Dec 2016

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Women and Crime in Early Modern Holland

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ISBN13: 9789004314115
Published: August 2016
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £91.00



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Crime is men’s business, isn’t it? Women are responsible for 10 percent of crime in Europe. Yet, if we look at the Dutch Republic in the early modern period, we find that in the towns of Holland women played a much larger role in crime. In a number of early modern towns about half of the criminals convicted in court were women. These women were in vulnerable positions and thus more likely to become involved in crime. They also had a relatively independent status and led remarkably public lives. Manon van der Heijden convincingly shows that it is the very combination of women’s vulnerability and independence that accounts for the high female crime rates in Holland between 1600 and 1800.

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Subjects:
Legal History
Contents:
List of graphs, tables and illustrations
Foreword

1. Research on Criminal Women in Holland from 1550 to 1800
2. Crime and Punishment
3. Infanticide
4. Women and Petty Theft
5. Aggressive Women in the Neighborhood
6. Promiscuous Women
7. Against Authority
8. Victim or Perpetrator?

Conclusions
Bibliography
Index