The Resource The golden and ghoulish age of the gibbet in Britain, Sarah Tarlow

The golden and ghoulish age of the gibbet in Britain, Sarah Tarlow

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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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Sarah Tarlow
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Language
eng
Summary
"This book is published 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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Back cover
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COO
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1967-
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Tarlow, Sarah
Dewey number
364.66094109032
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV8532.G7
LC item number
T37 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Palgrave historical studies in the criminal corpse and its afterlife
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  • Punishment
  • Executions and executioners
  • Executions and executioners
  • Punishment
  • Great Britain
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The golden and ghoulish age of the gibbet in Britain, Sarah Tarlow
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1019944337
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137600882
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1019944337
Label
The golden and ghoulish age of the gibbet in Britain, Sarah Tarlow
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1019944337
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137600882
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1019944337

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