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The Prison Experience


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Table of Contents[-] - 10[-]Part One: The Origins[-] - 20[-]1. Introduction A Process Approach to Prison History[-] - 22[-]2. Idleness and Labor The Emergence of Prisons in Early Modern Europe[-] - 33[-]Part Two: Prisoners and Forced Labor[-] - 60[-]3. The Period of Experimentation Prison Workhouses on the Continent, 1588-1650[-] - 62[-]4. In the Margins of Settled Life Imprisonment and the Repression of Begging and Vagrancy[-] - 90[-]5. Prisons and the Imagination[-]The Public Image, the Miracles of St. Raspinus, and the Pumping Myth - 108[-]6. The Prison as a Household Management, Forced Labor, and the Economy[-] - 126[-]7. Thieves, Prostitutes and Aggressors The Evolution of Imprisonment as a Penal Sanction - 156[-]8. The Prison Experience Internal Life from Above and from Below[-] - 192[-]Part Three: Prisons and Family Discipline[-] - 242[-]9. Elites and the Poor Private Confinement: The Environment - 244[-]10. Drunks, Revellers, and the Insane[-]Private Confinement: The Prisoners - 259[-]Part Four: The Early Modern Legacy[-] - 278[-]11. Crossroads Bondage and the Penal System in Western Europe[-] - 280[-]12. Conclusion Imprisonment, Mentalities, and Social Change - 298[-]Notes[-] - 304[-]List of Archival Sources[-] - 338[-]Bibliography[-] - 342[-]Index[-] - 356

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Pieter Spierenburg is professor of historical criminology at Erasmus University, the Netherlands.

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