The Faithful Executioner

The Faithful Executioner

Life and Death, Honor and Shame in the Turbulent Sixteenth Century

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"A work of nonfiction that explores the thoughts and experiences of one early modern executioner, Nuremberg's Frantz Schmidt (1555-1634), through his own words - a rare personal journal, in which he recorded and described all the executions and corporal punishments he administered between 1573 and his retirement in 1617"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780809049929
0809049929
Characteristics: xxvi, 283 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm

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AndrewL
Jul 16, 2013

recommend for anyone who has interest in european criminal practices and punishment of 15-16 centuries. Big difference from romanticized dark image from 19th century we all accustom to.

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AndrewL
Jul 16, 2013

recommend for anyone who has interest in european criminal practices and punishment of 15-16 centuries. Big difference from romanticized dark image from 19th century we all accustom to.

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