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The English Village Constable 1580-1642: A Social and Administrative Study
Are Shakespeare's Dogberry, Dull, and Elbow accurate characterizations of 16th and 17th century English constables? This book--the first in-depth study of such officers--shines new light on aExpand
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The centre and the localities: state formation and parish government in England, circa 1640–1740
  • J. Kent
  • Political Science
  • 1 June 1995
Recent studies have challenged older views that the British state of the later seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries was rather powerless. However, such studies have focused largely on theExpand
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Population mobility and alms: poor migrants in the Midlands during the early seventeenth century.
  • J. Kent
  • History, Medicine
  • Local population studies
  • 1981
The purpose of this article is to supplement previous studies of migration [in seventeenth-century England] by employing a different kind of source to investigate the mobile poor and particularlyExpand
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The English Village Constable, 1580-1642: The Nature and Dilemmas of the Office
Dogberry: This is your charge: you shall comprehend all vagrom men; you are to bid any man stand, in the prince's name. Watch: How if a' will not stand? Dogberry: Why, then take no note of him, butExpand
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‘FOLK JUSTICE’ AND ROYAL JUSTICE IN EARLY SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLAND:A ‘CHARIVARI’ IN THE MIDLANDS
AbstractA number of historians have emphasized the extent to which law enforcement in early modern England was affectedby the structure of social relationships in local communities. They argue thatExpand
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Is American Liberalism Singular or Plural?
REINVENTING “THE PEOPLE”: The Progressive Movement, The Class Problem, and the Origins of Modern Liberalism. By Shelton Stromquist. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. 2006. THE LEADER AND THEExpand
A Global Challenge: Reframing Democracy and Education
  • J. Kent
  • Political Science
  • 1 June 2000
As several of the articles in this issue have emphasized, the far-reaching consequences of globalization have elicited widespread concern—about the large disparities in the wealth of nations, theExpand
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