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Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife

A Global History of Execution and the Criminal Corpse

Editors: Ward, Richard (Ed.)

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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. This book has two open access chapters under a CC BY license.

About the authors

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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“A Global History of Execution and the Criminal Corpse is a fascinating set of essays that explore not only the socio-political contexts of the death penalty, but also the fate of the condemned after their deaths. … It will be of interest to scholars of the criminal law, punishment, state-society relations, and the cultural history of death and the body.” (Michael Meranze, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Books, clcjbooks.rutgers.edu, January, 2017)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Ward, Richard

    Pages 1-36

  • Punishing the Dead: Execution and the Executed Body in Eighteenth-Century Ireland

    Kelly, James

    Pages 37-70

  • ‘For the Benefit of Example’: Crime-Scene Executions in England, 1720–1830

    Poole, Steve

    Pages 71-101

  • The Gibbet in the Landscape: Locating the Criminal Corpse in Mid-Eighteenth-Century England

    Dyndor, Zoe

    Pages 102-125

  • Never Equal before Death: Three Experiences of Dying as Seen Through Eighteenth-Century French Executions

    Bastien, Pascal

    Pages 126-146

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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Global History of Execution and the Criminal Corpse
Editors
  • Richard Ward
Series Title
Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-44401-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137444011
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-44399-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 313
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations
Topics