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The Thief: Pain and the Spectacle of Punishment in Medieval and Renaissance Europe Mitchell B. Merback

The Thief: Pain and the Spectacle of Punishment in Medieval and Renaissance Europe

Mitchell B. Merback

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ISBN : 9781861890986
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352 pages
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When spectators in the Middle Ages examined images of Christs crucifixion on Mount Calvary, did they ever consider them as representations of capital punishment? In this work, the author contends that they did, and traces out the extraordinaryMoreWhen spectators in the Middle Ages examined images of Christs crucifixion on Mount Calvary, did they ever consider them as representations of capital punishment? In this work, the author contends that they did, and traces out the extraordinary connections between religious devotion, bodily pain, criminal justice and judicial spectatorship to explain why this was so.