The Resource The Golden and Ghoulish Age of the Gibbet in Britain, by Sarah Tarlow, (electronic resource)

The Golden and Ghoulish Age of the Gibbet in Britain, by Sarah Tarlow, (electronic resource)

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The Golden and Ghoulish Age of the Gibbet in Britain
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The Golden and Ghoulish Age of the Gibbet in Britain
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by Sarah Tarlow
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eng
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This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 licence. This book is the first academic study of the post-mortem practice of gibbeting (‘hanging in chains’), since the nineteenth century. Gibbeting involved placing the executed body of a malefactor in an iron cage and suspending it from a tall post. A body might remain in the gibbet for many decades, while it gradually fell to pieces. Hanging in chains was a very different sort of post-mortem punishment from anatomical dissection, although the two were equal alternatives in the eyes of the law. Where dissection obliterated and de-individualised the body, hanging in chains made it monumental and rooted it in the landscape, adding to personal notoriety. Focusing particularly on the period 1752-1832, this book provides a summary of the historical evidence, the factual history of gibbetting which explores the locations of gibbets, the material technologies involved in hanging in chains, and the actual process from erection to eventual collapse. It also considers the meanings, effects and legacy of this gruesome practice
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Tarlow, Sarah
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941
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DA1-DA995
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non fiction
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Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife
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  • Great Britain-History
  • Imperialism
  • Civilization-History
  • History
  • Crime—Sociological aspects
  • History of Britain and Ireland
  • Imperialism and Colonialism
  • Cultural History
  • History of Science
  • Crime and Society
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The Golden and Ghoulish Age of the Gibbet in Britain, by Sarah Tarlow, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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Contents
Chapter 1: Some Further Terror and Peculiar Mark of Infamy -- Chapter 2: How to Hang in Chains: how, where and when eighteenth-century sheriffs organised a gibbeting -- Chapter 3: The Afterlife of the Gibbet -- Chapter 4: Conclusions: Why Gibbet Anyone? -- Appendix 1: All Cases of Hanging in Chains 1700-1832 -- Appendix 2: Maps, 1752-1834 -- Index
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1 online resource (XIII, 155 p. 24 illus.)
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multiple file formats
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online
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Open Access
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9781137600899
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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10.1057/978-1-137-60089-9
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remote
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  • (DE-He213)978-1-137-60089-9
  • (EXLCZ)994100000001037492
Label
The Golden and Ghoulish Age of the Gibbet in Britain, by Sarah Tarlow, (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
Chapter 1: Some Further Terror and Peculiar Mark of Infamy -- Chapter 2: How to Hang in Chains: how, where and when eighteenth-century sheriffs organised a gibbeting -- Chapter 3: The Afterlife of the Gibbet -- Chapter 4: Conclusions: Why Gibbet Anyone? -- Appendix 1: All Cases of Hanging in Chains 1700-1832 -- Appendix 2: Maps, 1752-1834 -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XIII, 155 p. 24 illus.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Open Access
Isbn
9781137600899
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-137-60089-9
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-He213)978-1-137-60089-9
  • (EXLCZ)994100000001037492

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