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Author Friedland, Paul, 1962-
Title Seeing justice done : the age of spectacular capital punishment in France / Paul Friedland.
Published Oxford, U.K. : Oxford University Press, 2012.
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Edition 1st ed.
Description x, 334 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents The fall and rise of Rome: compensation, atonement, and deterrence in the early middle ages -- Criminal intent and spectacular punishment: the infiltration of roman legal theory and practice into French customary law -- Extraordinary beings: the life and work of executioners -- The execution of justice: the ritual of punishment in medieval and early modern France -- From ritual to spectacle: the rise of the penal voyeur in early modern France -- Executions, spectator emotions, and the naturalization of sympathy -- A spectacular crisis: watching executions in the age of sensibilité -- Theorizing a new death penalty: penal reform on the eve of the revolution -- Legislating the new death penalty: the simple deprivation of life -- Executing the new death penalty: the invisible spectacle of the guillotine.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Capital punishment -- France -- History.
Executions and executioners -- France -- History.
Guillotine -- France -- History.
ISBN 9780199592692 (hardback)
0199592691 (hardback)
OCLC number 775271586