Rituals of Retribution: Capital Punishment in Germany, 1600-1987

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The ideals of the Enlightenment transformed execution from a "barbarous" public spectacle into a far more impersonal, "civilized" process. Yet moves towards the complete abolition of the death penalty ground to a halt in 1870, with the creation of Bismarck's Empire. The Weimar Republic virtually abolished capital punishment - and then gave way to the Nazi bloodbath. It was not until 1949 that executions were outlawed in West Germany; in the Communist East they continued into the 1980s. A history of capital punishment in ...

Rituals of Retribution: Capital Punishment in Germany, 1600-1987 1997, Penguin Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780140259278

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Rituals of Retribution: Capital Punishment in Germany, 1600-1987 1996, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198219682

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