By Richard Ward

ISBN-10: 1137444010

ISBN-13: 9781137444011

ISBN-10: 1349552348

ISBN-13: 9781349552344

This can be a bankruptcy from A worldwide heritage of Execution and the felony Corpse edited by way of Richard Ward. This bankruptcy is accessible open entry lower than a CC through license.


Capital punishment is an old common — it's been practiced at some point soon within the historical past of almost all recognized societies and locations. that's not to claim, besides the fact that, that it truly is an ancient consistent — the use, shape, functionality and that means of execution has diversified drastically throughout various old contexts. this is often likewise real for a huge — even if quite overlooked — point of capital punishment: the destiny of the legal physique after execution. This bankruptcy is an advent to the quantity.

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And the direct threats to ruling Protestant authority in the 1790s prompted an even greater resort to aggravated executions, not least the display of severed heads in public places. Yet as Kelly also argues, the application of capital punishment in eighteenth-century Ireland cannot be reduced to any simple ‘pseudo-colonial’ paradigm which we might expect from the context of a ruling ethnic and religious minority; an issue also explored in the chapters by Clare Anderson and Stacey Hynd. 116 Nor should we assume, as Kelly’s fascinating vignettes of crowd reactions to executed bodies show, that the intended messages of postmortem punishments were automatically accepted or internalised.

34. Van Dülmen, Theatre of Horror, p. 106. 35. For Britain, see R. A. Houston, Punishing the Dead? Suicide, Lordship, and Community in Britain, 1500–1830 (Oxford, 2010), Ch. 4; Robert Halliday, ‘The Roadside Burial of Suicides: An East Anglian Study’, Folk-Lore 121 (2010), 81–93; Donna T. Andrew, Aristocratic Vice: The Attack on Duelling, Suicide, Adultery and Gambling in Eighteenth-Century England (Yale, 2013), pp. 106–7. For the Netherlands, see Spierenburg, The Spectacle of Suffering, pp. 56–7, 79.

The later eighteenth century), but does not expand upon this. 46. Garland, ‘Modes of Capital Punishment’, p. 36. 47. Cohen, ‘Symbols of Culpability’; Randall McGowen, ‘Punishing Violence, Sentencing Crime’, in N. Armstrong and L. Tennenhouse (eds), The Violence of Representation: Literature and the History of Violence (New York, 1989), pp. 140–56; Randall McGowen, ‘The Body and Punishment in EighteenthCentury England’, Journal of Modern History 59 (1987), 651–79. 48. Garland, ‘Modes of Capital Punishment’, p.

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