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Author Friedland, Paul, 1962-

Title Seeing justice done : the age of spectacular capital punishment in France / Paul Friedland
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Summary This title presents a history of public executions in France from the medieval spectacle of suffering to the invention of the Revolutionary guillotine, up to the last public execution in 1939. Paul Friedland explores why spectacles of public execution were staged, as well as why thousands of spectators came to watch them
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on July 9, 2012)
Subject Capital punishment -- France -- History.
Executions and executioners -- France -- History.
Guillotine -- France -- History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780191741852 ebook