Journals Higher Education



Published: 03 July 2014

346 Pages | 15 black and white images


ISBN: 9780198715993

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Seeing Justice Done

The Age of Spectacular Capital Punishment in France

Paul Friedland

  • The first serious study of capital punishment in France written in English
  • Explores the origins of punishment in western society as a whole, from the early Middle Ages to the modern period
  • Approaches modern conceptions of what is humane and what is inhumane from a historical perspective
  • Delves into fascinating subject of the introduction of public stagings of executions, and the spectator experience

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