Men of Blood: Violence, Manliness, and Criminal Justice in Victorian England

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Press:Cambridge Univ Pr Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (April 3, 2006)
Publication Date:2006-4-3
ISBN:9780521684163
Author Name:Martin J. Wiener
Pages:316
Language:English
Edition:1st Edition

Content

This book examines the treatment of violence by men against women in nineteenth-century England. 
Criminal law came to punish violence more systematically and severely during Victoria's reign because it was promoting a new, more pacific ideal of manliness.
Yet, this apparently progressive legal development triggered strong resistance, not only from violent men but others who engaged in arguments about democracy, humanitarianism and patriarchy to establish sympathy with "men of blood."

Book Description

This book examines far more thoroughly than ever before the treatment of serious violence by men against women in nineteenth-century England. 
During Victoria's reign the criminal law came to punish such violence more systematically and heavily, while propagating a new, more pacific ideal of manliness.
Yet, this apparently progressive legal development called forth strong resistance, not only from violent men themselves but from others who drew upon discourses of democracy, humanitarianism and patriarchy to establish sympathy with "men of blood."

About the Author

Martin J. 
Wiener is the Mary Jones Professor of History at Rice University.
His previous books include Between Two Worlds: The Political Thought of Graham Wallas (1971), English Culture and the Decline of the Industrial Spirit (1980), and Reconstructing the Criminal (1990).

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  •     Very satisfied.
  •     I’m reading this right now and planning to use it in my thesis. Wiener does an excellent job of comparing and contrasting the difference in treatment of violent women vs violent men. The sources used are solid and well, basically this book is exactly what I was hoping it would be. I’d give a more detailed book review, but really if you want to know more about domestic violence during the 19th century and how society treated it this is a great book to start with. Would recommend to students interested in a historical analysis on violence in the home (or outside of it).
 

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