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Introduction

R. A. Houston

in Punishing the Dead?

Published in print August 2010 | ISBN: 9780199586424
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191595356 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586424.003.0001
Introduction

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The introduction reviews the French‐influenced historiography of British suicide then considers social‐science approaches to its study, the sources and methods available for analysing English and Scottish suicide in the past, and the need for a comparative British approach.

Keywords: historiography; social ‐sciences; law; methodology; sources; Britain; England; Scotland; regions

Chapter.  11924 words. 

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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