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The Resource Harnessing the Power of the Criminal Corpse, by Sarah Tarlow, Emma Battell Lowman, (electronic resource)

Harnessing the Power of the Criminal Corpse, by Sarah Tarlow, Emma Battell Lowman, (electronic resource)

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Harnessing the Power of the Criminal Corpse
Title
Harnessing the Power of the Criminal Corpse
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by Sarah Tarlow, Emma Battell Lowman
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eng
Summary
This open access book is the culmination of many years of research on what happened to the bodies of executed criminals in the past. Focusing on the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, it looks at the consequences of the 1752 Murder Act. These criminal bodies had a crucial role in the history of medicine, and the history of crime, and great symbolic resonance in literature and popular culture. Starting with a consideration of the criminal corpse in the medieval and early modern periods, chapters go on to review the histories of criminal justice, of medical history and of gibbeting under the Murder Act, and ends with some discussion of the afterlives of the corpse, in literature, folklore and in contemporary medical ethics. Using sophisticated insights from cultural history, archaeology, literature, philosophy and ethics as well as medical and crime history, this book is a uniquely interdisciplinary take on a fascinating historical phenomenon.--
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Tarlow, Sarah
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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Battell Lowman, Emma
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  • Open Access e-Books
  • Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife
  • Springer eBooks.
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  • History
  • Great Britain
  • Social history
  • Crime
  • Historical sociology
Label
Harnessing the Power of the Criminal Corpse, by Sarah Tarlow, Emma Battell Lowman, (electronic resource)
Link
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-77908-9
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mixed
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
SECTION ONE: THE CRIMINAL CORPSE IN HISTORY -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The Power of the Criminal Corpse in the Medieval World -- 3. How was the Power of the Criminal Corpse Harnessed in Early Modern England? -- SECTION TWO: THE WORLD OF THE MURDER ACT -- 4. Murder and the Law, 1752-1832 -- 5. Anatomisation and Dissection -- 6. Hanging in Chains -- SECTION THREE: THE LEGACY OF THE CRIMINAL CORPSE -- 7. Seeking the Physical Remains of the Criminal Corpse -- 8. Folk Beliefs and Popular Tales -- 9. Conclusions: Ethics, Bullet Points and Other Ways of Telling -- Index
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978-3-319-77908-9
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unknown
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1 online resource (X, 273 pages)
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multiple file formats
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  • online
  • electronic
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9783319779089
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-77908-9
Other physical details
31 illustrations
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absent
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access
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remote
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(OCoLC)1050971329
Label
Harnessing the Power of the Criminal Corpse, by Sarah Tarlow, Emma Battell Lowman, (electronic resource)
Link
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-77908-9
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
SECTION ONE: THE CRIMINAL CORPSE IN HISTORY -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The Power of the Criminal Corpse in the Medieval World -- 3. How was the Power of the Criminal Corpse Harnessed in Early Modern England? -- SECTION TWO: THE WORLD OF THE MURDER ACT -- 4. Murder and the Law, 1752-1832 -- 5. Anatomisation and Dissection -- 6. Hanging in Chains -- SECTION THREE: THE LEGACY OF THE CRIMINAL CORPSE -- 7. Seeking the Physical Remains of the Criminal Corpse -- 8. Folk Beliefs and Popular Tales -- 9. Conclusions: Ethics, Bullet Points and Other Ways of Telling -- Index
Control code
978-3-319-77908-9
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (X, 273 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9783319779089
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-77908-9
Other physical details
31 illustrations
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1050971329

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