Seeing justice done the age of spectacular capital punishment in France

This title presents a history of public executions in France from the medieval spectacle of suffering to the invention of the Revolutionary guillotine, up to the last public execution in 1939. Paul Friedland explores why spectacles of public execution were staged, as well as why thousands of spectat...

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Main Author: Friedland, Paul
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Oxford Oxford University Press 2012, 2012
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Summary:This title presents a history of public executions in France from the medieval spectacle of suffering to the invention of the Revolutionary guillotine, up to the last public execution in 1939. Paul Friedland explores why spectacles of public execution were staged, as well as why thousands of spectators came to watch them
Physical Description:1 online resource ill
ISBN:9780191741852