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HIST 469 Crime and Punishment in Early Modern Europe

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  • The author should be a scholar in their field of research.
  • The journal that it is published in should be peer-reviewed.
  • The article will cover a TOPIC; if a book title and publication information is listed at the top of the "article," and it only talks about the contents of a book, it is a BOOK REVIEW. And article will discuss a topic and bring in numerous sources.
  • The sources will be listed in footnotes or endnotes/bibliography.

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