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Author Naish, Camille, 1945-

Title Death comes to the maiden : sex and execution 1431-1933
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (295 pages)
Series Routledge Library Editions: Women's History
Routledge library editions. Women's history
Summary In 1791, the French femme de lettres Olympe de Gouges wrote that 'as women have the right to take their places on the scaffold, they must also have the right to take their seats in government'. This book explores the issues of female emancipation through the history of female execution, from the burning of Joan of Arc in 1431 to the events of the French revolution. Concentrating on individual victims, the author addresses the sexual attitudes and prejudices encountered by women condemned to death. She examines the horrific treatment of those denounced as witches and reveals t
Analysis Capital punishment History
Executions and executioners in literature
Executions and executioners History
France History Revolution, 1789-1799
Geschichte 1431-1933
Guillotine History
Women prisoners History
Women Capital punishment History
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Subject Revolution (France : 1789-1799)
Capital punishment -- History
Executions and executioners in literature
Executions and executioners -- History
Guillotine -- History
Women prisoners -- History
Capital punishment.
Executions and executioners in literature.
Executions and executioners.
Guillotine.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Penology.
Women prisoners.
France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799
France.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1136247629
9781136247620