Cultures of Shame

Exploring Crime and Morality in Britain 1600–1900

  • David Nash
  • Anne-Marie Kilday

About this book


The first systematic study of the concept of shame from 1600-1900, showing good and bad behaviour, morality and perceptions of crime in British society at large. Single episodes in the history of shame are contextualized by discussing the historiography and theory of shame and their implications for the history of crime and social relations.


crime perception reform Scotland violence

Authors and affiliations

  • David Nash
    • 1
  • Anne-Marie Kilday
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of HistoryOxford Brookes UniversityUK
  2. 2.Oxford Brookes UniversityUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2010
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-35794-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-30909-8
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