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dc.contributor.authorTarlow, Sarah
dc.contributor.authorBattell Lowman, Emma
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-10T14:04:27Z
dc.date.available2021-02-10T14:04:27Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier1007024
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/23131
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/33039
dc.description.abstractThis 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.
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::HBJ Regional & national history::HBJD European history::HBJD1 British & Irish history
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBT History: specific events & topics::HBTB Social & cultural history
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology::JHB Sociology
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JK Social services & welfare, criminology::JKV Crime & criminology
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::P Mathematics & science::PD Science: general issues::PDX History of science
dc.subject.otherHistory
dc.subject.otherGreat Britain—History
dc.subject.otherHistory
dc.subject.otherCrime—Sociological aspects
dc.subject.otherHistorical sociology
dc.subject.otherSocial history
dc.titleHarnessing the Power of the Criminal Corpse
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1007/978-3-319-77908-9
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy9fa3421d-f917-4153-b9ab-fc337c396b5a
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameSpringer Nature
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttp://www.springernature.com/oabooks
oapen.collectionWellcome
oapen.pages273
oapen.place.publicationCham
dc.dateSubmitted2020-03-18 13:36:15
dc.dateSubmitted2020-04-01T09:04:55Z
dc.relationisFundedByWellcome Trust


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