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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; Sandford-Couch, Clare; Low, Patrick

              • RRP: $282.00
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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
              Interest Age 16+ years
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