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The Resource A global history of execution and the criminal corpse, edited by Richard Ward

A global history of execution and the criminal corpse, edited by Richard Ward

Label
A global history of execution and the criminal corpse
Title
A global history of execution and the criminal corpse
Statement of responsibility
edited by Richard Ward
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
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"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
364.6609
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HV8551
LC item number
.G56 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
A global history of execution and the criminal corpse, edited by Richard Ward
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 272-300) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Foreword; Pieter Spierenburg Introduction: A Global History of Execution and the Criminal Corpse; Richard Ward 1. Punishing the Dead: Execution and the Executed Body in Eighteenth-Century Ireland; James Kelly 2. 'For the Benefit of Example': Crime-Scene Executions in England, 1720-1830; Steve Poole 3. The Gibbet in the Landscape: Locating the Criminal Corpse in Mid-Eighteenth-Century England; Zoe Dyndor 4. Never Equal before Death: Three Experiences of Dying as seen through Eighteenth-Century French Executions; Pascal Bastien 5. The Ill-Treated Body: Punishing and Utilising the Early Modern Suicide Corpse; Alexander Kästner and Evelyne Luef 6. Execution and its Aftermath in the Nineteenth-Century British Empire; Clare Anderson 7. Strangled by the Chinese and Kept 'Alive' by the British: Two Infamous Executions and the Discourse of Chinese Legal Despotism; Song-Chuan Chen 8. Dismembering and Remembering the Body: Execution and Post-Execution Display in Africa, c.1870-2000; Stacey Hynd 9. Burying the Past? The Post-Execution History of Nazi War Criminals; Caroline Sharples
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 313 pages
Isbn
9781137443991
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015001320
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)898925087
  • UtOrBLW
Label
A global history of execution and the criminal corpse, edited by Richard Ward
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 272-300) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Foreword; Pieter Spierenburg Introduction: A Global History of Execution and the Criminal Corpse; Richard Ward 1. Punishing the Dead: Execution and the Executed Body in Eighteenth-Century Ireland; James Kelly 2. 'For the Benefit of Example': Crime-Scene Executions in England, 1720-1830; Steve Poole 3. The Gibbet in the Landscape: Locating the Criminal Corpse in Mid-Eighteenth-Century England; Zoe Dyndor 4. Never Equal before Death: Three Experiences of Dying as seen through Eighteenth-Century French Executions; Pascal Bastien 5. The Ill-Treated Body: Punishing and Utilising the Early Modern Suicide Corpse; Alexander Kästner and Evelyne Luef 6. Execution and its Aftermath in the Nineteenth-Century British Empire; Clare Anderson 7. Strangled by the Chinese and Kept 'Alive' by the British: Two Infamous Executions and the Discourse of Chinese Legal Despotism; Song-Chuan Chen 8. Dismembering and Remembering the Body: Execution and Post-Execution Display in Africa, c.1870-2000; Stacey Hynd 9. Burying the Past? The Post-Execution History of Nazi War Criminals; Caroline Sharples
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 313 pages
Isbn
9781137443991
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015001320
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)898925087
  • UtOrBLW

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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