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    Seeing justice done : the age of spectacular capital punishment in France 1st ed.
    Friedland, Paul, 1962-  
    Oxford University Press,
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    x, 334 p. :
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    • 9780199592692
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0199592691 (hardback)
Personal Author:
Friedland, Paul, 1962-
Seeing justice done : the age of spectacular capital punishment in France / Paul Friedland.
1st ed.
Publication info:
Oxford, U.K. : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Physical descrip:
x, 334 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction: reading and writing a history of punishment -- pt. 1. The roots of modern punishment in pre-modern Europe -- The fall and rise of Rome: compensation, atonement, and deterrence in the early middle ages -- Criminal intent and spectacular punishment: the infiltration of Roman legal theory and practice into French customary law -- pt. 2. Executioners and the ritual of execution -- Extraordinary beings: the life and work of executioners -- The execution of justice: the ritual of punishment in medieval and early modern France -- pt. 3. Spectators and spectacle -- From ritual to spectacle: the rise of the penal voyeur in early modern France -- Executions, spectator emotions, and the naturalization of sympathy -- A spectacular crisis: watching executions in the age of Sensibilité -- pt. 4. A death penalty for the modern age -- Theorizing a new death penalty: penal reform on the eve of the revolution -- Legislating the new death penalty: the simple deprivation of life -- Executing the new death penalty: the invisible spectacle of the guillotine -- Epilogue: The play over, the actors (slowly) leave the stage -- Conclusion: Punishment past and present.
Subject term:
Capital punishment--France--History.
Subject term:
Executions and executioners--France--History.
Subject term:
History. fast (OCoLC)fst01411628

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