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Capital punishment and the criminal corpse in Scotland, 1740-1834

Author: Rachel E Bennett
Publisher: New York, NY : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2017.
Series: Palgrave historical studies in the criminal corpse and its afterlife.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book provides the most in-depth study of capital punishment in Scotland between the mid-eighteenth and early nineteenth century to date.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel E Bennett
ISBN: 9783319620176 3319620177 9783319620183 3319620185
OCLC Number: 1036286449
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Chapter 1: Introduction.- Part I: The Implementation of the Death Sentence in Scotland.- Chapter 2: Capital Punishment and the Scottish Criminal Justice System.- Chapter 3: Contextualising the Punishment of Death.- Chapter 4: Scottish Women and the Hangman's Noose.- Part II: The Theatre of the Gallows in Scotland.- Chapter 5: The Spectacle of the Scaffold.- Chapter 6: A Fate Worse than Death? Dissection and the Criminal Corpse.- Chapter 7: Hanging in Chains: The Criminal Corpse on Display.- Chapter 8: Conclusion.- Index.
Series Title: Palgrave historical studies in the criminal corpse and its afterlife.
Responsibility: Rachel E. Bennett.

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