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The faithful executioner : life and death, honor and shame in the turbulent Sixteenth Century

Author: Joel F Harrington
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The extraordinary story of a Renaissance-era executioner and his world, based on a rare and overlooked journal In the late 1500s a Nuremberg man named Frantz Schmidt began to do something utterly remarkable for his era: he started keeping a journal. But what makes Schmidt even more compelling to us is his day job. For forty-five years, Schmidt was an efficient and prolific public executioner, employed by the state
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Franz Schmidt; Franz Schmidt; Franz Schmidt
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joel F Harrington
ISBN: 9780809049929 0809049929
OCLC Number: 795174946
Description: xxvi, 283 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Apprentice --
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Epilogue.
Responsibility: Joel F. Harrington.

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In the late 1500s a Nuremberg man named Frantz Schmidt began to do something utterly remarkable for his era: he started keeping a journal. This book uncovers details of Schmidt's medical practice,  Read more...
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Fascinating . . . Engrossing . . . Harrington brings out the sheer strangeness of the past . . . In "The Faithful Executioner," Mr. Harrington has not only rescued the life of an individual from Read more...

 
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