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Executing Magic in the Modern Era : Criminal Bodies and the Gallows in Popular Medicine, by Owen Davies, Francesca Matteoni, (electronic resource)

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Executing Magic in the Modern Era : Criminal Bodies and the Gallows in Popular Medicine
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Executing Magic in the Modern Era
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Criminal Bodies and the Gallows in Popular Medicine
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by Owen Davies, Francesca Matteoni
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eng
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This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license This book explores the magical and medical history of executions from the eighteenth to the early twentieth century by looking at the afterlife potency of criminal corpses, the healing activities of the executioner, and the magic of the gallows site. The use of corpses in medicine and magic has been recorded back into antiquity. The lacerated bodies of Roman gladiators were used as a source of curative blood, for instance. In early modern Europe, a great trade opened up in ancient Egyptian mummies and the fat of executed criminals, plundered as medicinal cure-alls. However, this is the first book to consider the demand for the blood of the executed, the desire for human fat, the resort to the hanged man’s hand, and the trade in hanging rope in the modern era. It ends by look at the spiritual afterlife of dead criminals
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Davies, Owen
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HN8-HN19
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  • Matteoni, Francesca.
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Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife
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  • History
  • Great Britain
  • Civilization
  • Social history
  • Crime
  • History
  • Social History
  • History of Science
  • Crime and Society
  • History of Britain and Ireland
  • Cultural History
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Executing Magic in the Modern Era : Criminal Bodies and the Gallows in Popular Medicine, by Owen Davies, Francesca Matteoni, (electronic resource)
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1. Introduction -- 2. Criminal Bodies -- 3. The Corpse Gives Life -- 4. The Places and Tools of Execution -- 5. Lingering Influences -- Index
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VII, 118 p.
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Open Access
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9783319595191
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10.1007/978-3-319-59519-1
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(DE-He213)978-3-319-59519-1
Label
Executing Magic in the Modern Era : Criminal Bodies and the Gallows in Popular Medicine, by Owen Davies, Francesca Matteoni, (electronic resource)
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
1. Introduction -- 2. Criminal Bodies -- 3. The Corpse Gives Life -- 4. The Places and Tools of Execution -- 5. Lingering Influences -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
VII, 118 p.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Open Access
Isbn
9783319595191
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-59519-1
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-3-319-59519-1

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