Seeing Justice Done

The Age of Spectacular Capital Punishment in France
Author(s): 
Friedland, Paul
ISBN: 
9780198715993
Date published: 
July 2014
Paperback |c p |d
Price: 
£18.99

A history of public executions in France from the medieval spectacle of suffering to the invention of the Revolutionary guillotine, up to the last public execution in 1939. Paul Friedland explores why spectacles of public execution were staged, as well as why thousands of spectators came to watch them.