A Global History of Execution and the Criminal Corpse, Hardback Book

A Global History of Execution and the Criminal Corpse Hardback

Edited by Richard Ward

Part of the Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife series

Description

Through studies of beheaded Irish traitors, smugglers hung in chains on the English coast, suicides subjected to the surgeon's knife in Dresden and the burial of executed Nazi war criminals, this volume provides a fresh perspective on the history of capital punishment.

The chapters 'Introduction: A Global History of Execution and the Criminal Corpse' and 'The Gibbet in the Landscape: Locating the Criminal Corpse in Mid-Eighteenth-Century England' are open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 313 pages, 7 Illustrations, black and white; XVI, 313 p. 7 illus.
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Social & cultural history
  • ISBN: 9781137443991

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