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Legal culture in a turbulent time: law and society in early modern Saxony

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This thesis reconstructs and interprets the evolution of legal culture in the Saxon city of Freiberg in the sixteenth century. It challenges the notion that early modern state institutions were punitive and disciplinary; and instead posits that in Saxony, they were flexible and sought to maintain social harmony. While previous scholarship has favoured a sociological approach, based on the concept of social control, this thesis employs a legal anthropological optic to study the interactio...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Balliol College
Department:
Humanities Division - History Faculty

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Supervisor
Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:08a01053-87e3-4310-a974-b194f516b692
Local pid:
ora:7515

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