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From Public Spectacle to Hidden Ritual: Execution Culture in Nineteenth Century Britain
 

From Public Spectacle to Hidden Ritual: Execution Culture in Nineteenth Century Britain (Hardback)

Edited by Rutherford, Helen
Edited by Sandford-Couch, Clare
Edited by Low, Patrick

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  • Pub Date
    30 Sep 20

This edited collection offers multi-disciplinary reflections and analysis on a variety of themes centred on nineteenth century executions in the UK, many specifically related to the fundamental change in capital punishment culture as the execution moved from the public arena to b...ehind the prison wall. By examining a period of dramatic change in punishment practice, this collection of essays provides a fresh historical perspective on nineteenth century execution culture, with a focus on Scotland, Wales and the regions of England. From Public Spectacle to Hidden Ritual has two parts. Part 1 addresses the criminal body and the witnessing of executions in the nineteenth century, including studies of the execution crowd and executioners' memoirs, as well as reflections on the experience of narratives around capital punishment in museums in the present day. Part 2 explores the treatment of the execution experience in the print media, from the nineteenth and into the twentieth century. The collection draws together contributions from the fields of Heritage and Museum Studies; History; Law; Legal History and Literary Studies, to shed new light upon execution culture in nineteenth century Britain. The volume will be of interest to students and academics, in the fields of criminology; heritage and museum studies; history; law; legal history; medical humanities, and socio-legal studies.
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ISBN 9780367332457
Released NZ 30 Sep 2020
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback
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Available for pre-order, ships once released

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ISBN-13 9780367332457
Stock Release date is 30 September 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Released 30 Sep 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Rutherford, Helen
Edited by Sandford-Couch, Clare
Edited by Low, Patrick
Category Legal History
Courts & Procedure
Criminal Law
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 364.66094109
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Public executions - Great Britain - History - 19th century, Capital punishment - Great Britain - History - 19th century
ONIX Text College/higher education

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