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Author Taïeb, Emmanuel, author

Title Hiding the guillotine : public executions in France, 1870-1939 / Emmanuel Taïeb, translated by Sarah-Louise Raillard, foreword by Mitchel P. Roth
Published Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2020
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 290 pages) : illustrations
Contents Competition between Legal Publicity and the Press -- Conservative Representations of Executions -- The Impossible Task of Designating Execution Sites -- The Liturgical Crisis of Executionary Rituals -- Watching Executions -- Hiding a Ritual of Obedience: From Legitimization to Civilization
Summary "This book explores the evolution of public executions in France: the public dimension of the death penalty, its ritual and theatrical form, its attendance, and the continuous critics of this power technology"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Translated from the original French into English
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on October 22, 2020)
Subject Capital punishment -- France -- History -- 19th century
Capital punishment -- France -- History -- 20th century
Guillotine -- France -- History -- 19th century
Guillotine -- France -- History -- 20th century
Capital punishment.
HISTORY / Europe / France
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Raillard, Sarah-Louise, translator
Roth, Mitchel P., 1953- writer of foreword
LC no. 2019053352
ISBN 150175095X
Other Titles Guillotine au secret. English