Faithful Executioner (e-bok)
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2013-05-02
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Random House
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Faithful Executioner (e-bok)

Faithful Executioner (e-bok)

Life and Death in the Sixteenth Century

E-bok (EPUB - DRM), Engelska, 2013-05-02
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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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