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作者 Bennett, Rachel E., author
書名 Capital punishment and the criminal corpse in Scotland, 1740-1834 / Rachel E. Bennett
出版項 Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]
國際標準書號 9783319620176
3319620177
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 傅斯年圖書館西文圖書區  HV8699.G8 B472 2018    在架上    30530001292028
說明 xv, 237 pages : color map ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
系列 Palgrave historical studies in the criminal corpse and its afterlife
Palgrave historical studies in the criminal corpse and its afterlife
附註 Includes bibliographical references and index
This book provides the most in-depth study of capital punishment in Scotland between the mid-eighteenth and early nineteenth century to date. Based upon an extensive gathering and analysis of previously untapped resources, it takes the reader on a journey from the courtrooms of Scotland to the theatre of the gallows. It introduces them to several of the malefactors who faced the hangman?s noose and explores the traditional hallmarks of the spectacle of the scaffold. It demonstrates that the period between 1740 and 1834 was one of discussion, debate and fundamental change in the use of the death sentence and how it was staged in practice. In addition, the study provides an innovative investigation of the post-mortem punishment of the criminal corpse. It offers the reader an insight into the scene at the foot of the gibbets from which criminal bodies were displayed and around the dissection tables of Scotland?s main universities where criminal bodies were used as cadavers for anatomical demonstration. In doing so it reveals an intermediate stage in the long-term disappearance of public bodily punishment
主題 Capital punishment -- Scotland -- History -- 18th century
Human dissection -- Scotland -- History -- 19th century
Capital punishment -- Scotland -- History -- 19th century
Human dissection -- Scotland -- History -- 18th century
Scotland -- Social conditions -- 18th century
Scotland -- Social conditions -- 19th century
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