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The Faithful Executioner

Life and Death in the Sixteenth Century


Συγγραφέας: F. Harrington Joel
Εκδότης: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099572664
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 320
Διαστάσεις: 20x2x13
Ημερομηνία 1ης Έκδοσης: 2014
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2014

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "The Faithful Executioner"

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.


Συγγραφέας/εις: F. Harrington Joel
Κατηγορία: ιστορία
ISBN: 9780099572664
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 01/05/2014
Εκδότης: Vintage Publishing
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback / softback
Σελίδες: 320
Τόπος έκδοσης: London
Χώρα έκδοσης: United Kingdom
Βάρος βιβλίου: 277 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 20x2x13 cm
Ημερομηνία πρώτης έκδοσης: 2014

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