Law and Society in Puritan Massachusetts: Essex County, 1629-1692 David Thomas Konig

ISBN: 9780807813362

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Law and Society in Puritan Massachusetts: Essex County, 1629-1692  by  David Thomas Konig

Law and Society in Puritan Massachusetts: Essex County, 1629-1692 by David Thomas Konig
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Distinguished by the critical value it assigns to law in Puritan society, this study describes precisely how the Massachusetts legal system differed from Englands and how equity and an adapted common law became so useful to ordinary individuals.

TheMoreDistinguished by the critical value it assigns to law in Puritan society, this study describes precisely how the Massachusetts legal system differed from Englands and how equity and an adapted common law became so useful to ordinary individuals. The author discovers that law gradually replaced religion and communalism as the source of social stability, and he gives a new interpretation to the witchcraft prosecutions of 1692.Originally published 1979.A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print.

These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.



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