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The Faithful Executioner

Life and Death in the Sixteenth Century


Συγγραφέας: F. Harrington Joel
Εκδότης: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781847922120
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 320
Διαστάσεις: 24x3x16
Ημερομηνία 1ης Έκδοσης: 2013
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2013

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "The Faithful Executioner"

Welcome to the world of Frantz Schmidt: citizen of Nuremberg, executioner of 394 unfortunates, and torturer of many hundreds more. Most unusually for his times, Frantz was also a diarist. Drawing deeply on this exceptional and overlooked record that he kept for over forty-five years, The Faithful Executioner takes us deep inside his world and his thinking. But the picture that emerges is not of a monster. Could a man who routinely practiced such cruelty also be insightful, compassionate - even progressive? Young Frantz enters the trade as the Apprentice, following in his father's footsteps. Later, as the Journeyman, he travels the roads of Franconia, learning to reconcile his desire for respectability with his violent work. After a lifetime working amid human cruelty, tragedy, injustice and simple misfortune as the Master in Nuremberg, Frantz has become a moralist and storyteller, the Sage. And, in the closing chapters of his life, retired now from his role as executioner, he is the Healer, running the large medical practice that he always viewed as his true vocation. The Faithful Executioner is the biography of an ordinary man struggling to overcome an unjust family curse and a 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: 9781847922120
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 02/05/2013
Εκδότης: Vintage Publishing
Εξώφυλλο: Hardback
Σελίδες: 320
Τόπος έκδοσης: London
Χώρα έκδοσης: United Kingdom
Βάρος βιβλίου: 658 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 24x3x16 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: illustrations
Ημερομηνία πρώτης έκδοσης: 2013

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