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Charity, Debt and Social Control in > England's Early Modern Prisons

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This paper explores the nature, scope and distribution of prison charity in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England, particularly among incarcerated debtors. It reveals its significance as a vector of moral judgement, and how the ethical context of credit relations gave prisons new significance as institutions of discipline, punishment and rehabilitation.

This talk is part of the Early Modern Economic and Social History Seminars series.

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