A Global History of Execution and the Criminal Corpse

by Richard Ward
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Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK

Series: Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife

Publication Date: May 24, 2016

ISBN: 9781137444011

Binding: Kobo eBook

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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. 

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.