The London Hanged

Crime and Civil Society in the Eighteenth Century

By Peter Linebaugh

Garry Prendiville The London Hanged

Linebaugh's masterwork. The true successor to the great English Marxist historians Christopher Hill and E. P. Thompson, The London Hanged is a fascinating examination of the role of the gallows in the social and mental drama that was 18th century London. Linebaugh's work is unashamedly theoretical and in some parts quite dense but the writing is brilliantly sustained throughout. not for the casual reader but for those with a genuine and abiding interest in radical histories of labour, capital and crime in a world city

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