Faithful Executioner (BOK)

Joel F. Harrington

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Meet Frantz Schmidt: executioner, torturer and, most unusually for his times, diarist. Following in his father's footsteps, Frantz entered the executioner's trade as an Apprentice. 394 executions and forty-five years later, he retired to focus his attentions on running the large medical practice that he had always viewed as his true vocation. Through examination of Frantz's exceptional and often overlooked record, Joel F. Harrington delves deep into a world of human cruelty, tragedy and injustice. At the same time, he poses a fascinating question: could a man who routinely practiced such cruelty also be insightful, compassionate - even progressive? The Faithful Executioner is the biography of an ordinary man struggling to overcome an unjust family curse; it is also a remarkable panorama of a Europe poised on the cusp of modernity, a world with startling parallels to our own.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2014 Forfatter Joel F. Harrington
Forlag
VINTAGE
ISBN 9780099572664
Antall sider 320 Dimensjoner 12,9cm x 19,8cm x 2,6cm
Vekt 364 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd