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‘Let Us Attack Injustice at Its Source’: Crime Literature in an Era of Revolution and Reform

Andrew Pepper

in Unwilling Executioner: Crime Fiction and the State

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198716181
eISBN:
9780191784347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716181.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the context for penal reform in the second half of the eighteenth century as a pan-European phenomenon and brings together political works by Cesare Beccaria, Voltaire, and ... More


American Beginnings: The European Legacy

Tom Ryan

in The Films of Douglas Sirk: Exquisite Ironies and Magnificent Obsessions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496817983
eISBN:
9781496822406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817983.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter gives a brief outline of Sirk’s life after his emigration to the US and analysis of the early films he made there. It offers commentary on the ways in which this work reflected as much ... More


Mythologized Founding Fathers

Malcolm Anderson

in In Thrall to Political Change: Police and Gendarmerie in France

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199693641
eISBN:
9780191803758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199693641.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter examines the myth about the omnipresence of the police in France. It first considers the reputation of the police as spies and agents provocateurs before turning to Eugène-François ... More


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