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Death comes to the maiden : sex and execution 1431-1933.

Author: Camille Naish
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
Series: Routledge library editions., Women's history.
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In 1791, the French femme de lettres Olympe de Gouges wrote that 'as women have the right to take their places on the scaffold, they must also have the right to take their seats in government'. This book explores the issues of female emancipation through the history of female execution, from the burning of Joan of Arc in 1431 to the events of the French revolution. Concentrating on individual victims, the author  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Camille Naish
ISBN: 9781136247620 1136247629
OCLC Number: 845254090
Description: 1 online resource (295 pages).
Contents: Preface Introduction 1. Burials and Burnings 2. Beheading 3. Hanging 4. Dame Guillotine 5. The Art of Immolation. Conclusion
Series Title: Routledge library editions., Women's history.

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In 1791, the French femme de lettres Olympe de Gouges wrote that 'as women have the right to take their places on the scaffold, they must also have the right to take their seats in government'. This book explores the issues of female emancipation through the history of female execution, from the burning of Joan of Arc in 1431 to the events of the French revolution. Concentrating on individual victims, the author addresses the sexual attitudes and prejudices encountered by women condemned to death. She examines the horrific treatment of those denounced as witches and reveals t.

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