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Guns and Violence

The English Experience

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$31.00 • £24.95 • €28.00

ISBN 9780674016088

Publication Date: 10/25/2004


352 pages

5-1/8 x 7-15/16 inches

4 line illustrations, 1 map


  • Introduction
  • 1. The Middle Ages: Laws, Outlaws, and Crimes of Violence
  • 2. The Tudor–Stuart Centuries: Revolution in Church, State, and Armaments
  • 3. The Eighteenth Century: “Fruitful in the Inventions of Wickedness”
  • 4. The Nineteenth Century: “An Era of Rare Success”
  • 5. 1900–1953: The Government Takes Control
  • 6. 1953–2000: Only the Criminals Have the Guns
  • 7. More Guns More Crime or More Guns Less Crime? The American Case
  • 8. The Right Equation
  • Appendix: Firearm Licences in England and Wales
  • Notes
  • Index

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