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Seeing Justice Done: The Age of Spectacular Capital Punishment in France

Paul Friedland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199592692
eISBN:
9780191741852
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592692.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, European Early Modern History

From the early Middle Ages to the 20th century, capital punishment in France, as in many other countries, was staged before large crowds of spectators. This book traces the theory and practice of ... More


Civility, Civilizing Processes, and the End of Public Punishment in England

J. A. SHARPE

in Civil Histories: Essays Presented to Sir Keith Thomas

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207108
eISBN:
9780191677496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207108.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the end of public punishment in England during the civilizing process. The history of punishment is usually portrayed as a ... More


Execution Intelligence

James Boswell

in Facts and Inventions: Selections from the Journalism of James Boswell

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300141269
eISBN:
9780300210941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300141269.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

James Boswell claimed that he was able to attend all the public executions in London and Edinburgh. This fascination of his caused him to earn a reputation as a habitual execution goer. This chapter ... More


To the Hanging Tree

Donna T. Andrew and Randall McGowen

in The Perreaus and Mrs. Rudd: Forgery and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century London

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220621
eISBN:
9780520923706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220621.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter describes the public execution of seven men hanged for property offenses. It notes that these men were Lyon Abrahams and Saunders Alexander, convicted of burglary, George Lee, a handsome ... More


Introduction

Andreas Höfele

in Stage, Stake, and Scaffold: Humans and Animals in Shakespeare's Theatre

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199567645
eISBN:
9780191731075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567645.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The introduction specifies the proximity of theatre and bear-baiting in the cultural topography of Shakespeare’s London. The two entertainments were not just physically close but joined in active ... More


A Kingdom for a Scaffold

Andreas Höfele

in Stage, Stake, and Scaffold: Humans and Animals in Shakespeare's Theatre

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199567645
eISBN:
9780191731075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567645.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Like the playhouse and the baiting ring, the traitors’ heads displayed on London Bridge were a tourist attraction noted in many an early modern travel diary. Twin platforms of privileged visibility, ... More


Palermo’s past public executions and their lingering memory1

Maria Pia Di Bella

in The Hurt(ful) Body: Performing and Beholding Pain, 1600-1800

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784995164
eISBN:
9781526128249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784995164.003.0011
Subject:
History, Social History

European penal law’s practice has often been characterized by close relations with Christian notions of repentance and redemption. One impressive example of such a relation is the case of the ... More


Stage, Stake, and Scaffold: Humans and Animals in Shakespeare's Theatre

Andreas Höfele

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199567645
eISBN:
9780191731075
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567645.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The book argues that powerful exchanges between stage, stake and scaffold – the theatre, the beargarden and the spectacle of public execution – crucially informed Shakespeare’s explorations into the ... More


The First Limits: The Early American Death Penalty through the 1850s

Jeffrey L. Kirchmeier

in Imprisoned by the Past: Warren McCleskey and the American Death Penalty

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199967933
eISBN:
9780190225612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199967933.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The foundation for Warren McCleskey’s death sentence began in the early years of American history. This chapter provides an overview of early American death penalty history, beginning with the ... More


‘What beast was't then’: Stretching the Boundaries in Macbeth

Andreas Höfele

in Stage, Stake, and Scaffold: Humans and Animals in Shakespeare's Theatre

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199567645
eISBN:
9780191731075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567645.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

An initial charting of the field, the first chapter centres on Macbeth, a play that probes into what ‘may become a man’ across a precariously permeable line of species distinction and compellingly ... More


Killing a Queen, and its Consequences

Peter Lake

in Bad Queen Bess?: Libels, Secret Histories, and the Politics of Publicity in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth I

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198753995
eISBN:
9780191815744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753995.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter concerns the publicity campaign, designed first to bring Mary Stuart to the block and then to justify her execution to the world. The account of parliament as an echo chamber, used both ... More


Prelude

Kent L. Brintnall

in Ecce Homo: The Male-Body-in-Pain as Redemptive Figure

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226074696
eISBN:
9780226074719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226074719.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book begins by focusing on the concluding paragraphs of the final chapter of Georges Bataille's last book, which reflected on photographs of a Chinese man undergoing lingchi, a form of public ... More


Conclusion

Tom Hamilton

in Pierre de L’Estoile and his World in the Wars of Religion

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198800095
eISBN:
9780191839870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198800095.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Religion, European Early Modern History

This conclusion marks the end of L’Estoile’s life of record-keeping with an account of his response to the assassination of Henri IV on 14 May 1610. A year before his own death, L’Estoile amassed ... More


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