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dc.contributor.authorDavies, Owen
dc.contributor.authorMatteoni, Francesca
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-10T12:58:18Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.date.submitted2018-09-24 23:55
dc.date.submitted2020-03-18 13:36:15
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T12:22:37Z
dc.identifier1001533
dc.identifierOCN: 1076629229
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/28425
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/29909
dc.description.abstractThis 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.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPalgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History
dc.subject.otherMedical history
dc.subject.othermagical history
dc.subject.otherexecutions
dc.subject.otherafterlife
dc.subject.othereighteenth century
dc.subject.othernineteenth century
dc.subject.othertwentieth century
dc.subject.otherCapital punishment
dc.subject.otherGallows
dc.subject.otherGibbeting
dc.subject.otherHanging
dc.titleExecuting Magic in the Modern Era
dc.title.alternativeCriminal Bodies and the Gallows in Popular Medicine
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1007/978-3-319-59519-1
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy9fa3421d-f917-4153-b9ab-fc337c396b5a
oapen.relation.isFundedByf6fcd900-36e2-4bc9-939e-ad820802e21f
oapen.relation.isbn9783319595191
oapen.collectionWellcome
oapen.imprintPalgrave Macmillan
oapen.pages122
oapen.place.publicationBasingstoke
dc.relationisFundedByd859fbd3-d884-4090-a0ec-baf821c9abfd


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