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A global history of execution and the criminal corpse

"Across many different times and places the criminal corpse has been harnessed for the ends of state power, medical science, criminal justice, and political subversion, amongst other things. This collection of essays for the first time examines execution practice and the punishment of the crimi...

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Corporate Author: International perspectives on the history of execution and post-execution practices 2013.05, Leicester (Other)
Contributors: Ward, Richard M. (HerausgeberIn); Spierenburg, Pieter (VerfasserIn eines Vorworts); International perspectives on the history of execution and post-execution practices
Format: Electronic/Print Book
Language:English
Published: Basingstoke, Hampshire New York, NY Palgrave Macmillan 2015
Online Access: Inhaltsverzeichnis (Verlag)
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Summary:"Across many different times and places the criminal corpse has been harnessed for the ends of state power, medical science, criminal justice, and political subversion, amongst other things. This collection of essays for the first time examines execution practice and the punishment of the criminal corpse across a wide chronological and geographical span, ranging from eighteenth-century England to nineteenth-century India and twentieth-century Africa. 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 which forces us to rethink current metanarratives of penal practice and change"--
"Across many different times and places the criminal corpse has been harnessed for the ends of state power, medical science, criminal justice, and political subversion, amongst other things. This collection of essays for the first time examines execution practice and the punishment of the criminal corpse across a wide chronological and geographical span, ranging from eighteenth-century England to nineteenth-century India and twentieth-century Africa. 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 which forces us to rethink current metanarratives of penal practice and change"--
Physical Description:xvi, 313 Seiten Illustrationen 22 cm
ISBN:9781137443991