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Tales from the German Underworld: Crime and Punishment in the Nineteenth Century

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Through the means of four powerful and extraordinary narratives from the 19th-century German underworld, this book deftly explores an intriguing array of questions about criminality, punishment, and social exclusion in modern German history. Drawing on legal documents and police files, historian Richard Evans dramatizes the case histories of four alleged felons to shed light on German penal policy of the time. 25 illustrations. Hide synopsis

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freyne

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by freyne on May 17, 2007

Evans has portrayed the nineteenth century city in incredible 'warts are a speciality' colour. Great scolarship. I would issue the book to all history undergrads for free. A great work.

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