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From sin to insanity : suicide in early modern Europe

Author: Jeffrey R Watt
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2004.
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"In the broadest treatment yet of suicide in Europe during the period 1500-1800, eleven authors combine elements of social, cultural, legal, and intellectual history to trace important changes in the ways Europeans experienced and understood voluntary death. Well into the seventeenth century, Europeans viewed suicide as a terrible crime and an unforgivable sin resulting from demonic temptation. By the late  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2004010277
(OCoLC)55109022
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey R Watt
ISBN: 9781501732614 1501732617
OCLC Number: 1082875815
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction : Toward a history of suicide in early modern Europe / Jeffrey R. Watt --
The judicial treatment of suicide in Amsterdam / Machiel Bosman --
Suicide and the Vicar General in London : a mystery solved? / Paul S. Seaver --
Controlling the body of the suicide in Saxony / Craig M. Koslofsky --
The suicidal mind and body : examples from northern Germany / Vera Lind --
Suicidal murders in Stockholm / Arne Jansson --
Ambivalence toward suicide in golden age Spain / Elizabeth G. Dickenson and James M. Boyden --
Honfibú : nationhood, manhood, and the culture of self-sacrifice in Hungary / David Lederer --
Suicide, gender and religion : the case of Geneva / Jeffrey R. Watt --
Suicide in Paris, 1775 / Jeffrey Merrick --
The suicide of Sir Samuel Romilly : apotheosis or outrage? / Donna T. Andrew.
Responsibility: edited by Jeffrey R. Watt.

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