A Global History of Execution and the Criminal Corpse

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Richard Ward
Springer, Sep 27, 2015 - History - 313 pages
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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List of Figures and Tables
Notes on the Contributors
Execution and the Executed Body
CrimeScene Executions
Locating the Criminal Corpse
Three Experiences of Dying
Punishing and Utilising the Early
Execution and its Aftermath in the NineteenthCentury British
Burying the Past? The PostExecution History of Nazi
Name Index

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Clare Anderson, University of Leicester, UK Pascal Bastien, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada Song-Chuan Chen, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Zoe Dyndor, University of Leicester, UK Stacey Hynd, University of Exeter, UK Alexander Kästner, Technical University Dresden, Germany James Kelly, Dublin City University, Ireland Evelyne Luef, University of Vienna, Austria Steve Poole, University of the West of England, UK Caroline Sharples, University of Sussex, UK

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