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Author Monod, Paul Kléber

Title The murder of Mr. Grebell : madness and civility in an English town / Paul Kléber Monod
Edition 1st ed
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2003


Description 1 online resource (xi, 294 pages) : illustrations
Contents Contents -- Acknowledgments -- 1 Spook Stories -- 2 A Parcel of Devils -- 3 The Valley of Humiliation -- 4 Oligarchs -- 5 Politeness and Police -- 6 Looking for Allen Grebell -- Notes -- Index
Summary Annotation On a winter night in 1743, a local magistrate was stabbed to death in the churchyard of Rye by an angry butcher. Why did this gruesome crime happen? What does it reveal about the political, economic, and cultural patterns that existed in this small English port town? To answer these questions, this fascinating book takes us back to the mid-sixteenth century, when religious and social tensions began to fragment the quiet town of Rye and led to witch hunts, riots, and violent political confrontations. Paul Monod examines events over the course of the next two centuries, tracing the town's transition as it moved from narrowly focused Reformation norms to the more expansive ideas of the emerging commercial society. In the process, relations among the town's inhabitants were fundamentally altered. The history of Rye mirrored that of the whole nation, and it gives us an intriguing new perspective on England in the early modern period
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 250-284) and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Breads, John, -1743.
Grebell, Allen, -1743.
Breads, John, -1743.
Grebell, Allen, -1743.
Murder -- England -- Rye -- Case studies
TRUE CRIME -- Murder -- General.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Great Britain.
England -- Rye.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Études de cas.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0300130198