The Art of Executing Well: Rituals of Execution in Renaissance Italy by Nicholas Terpstra

The Art of Executing Well: Rituals of Execution in Renaissance Italy

byNicholas Terpstra

Kobo ebook | October 1, 2008

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In Renaissance Italy a good execution was both public and peaceful—at least in the eyes of authorities. In a feature unique to Italy, the people who prepared a condemned man or woman spiritually and psychologically for execution were not priests or friars, but laymen. This volume includes some of the songs, stories, poems, and images that they used, together with first-person accounts and ballads describing particular executions. Leading scholars expand on these accounts explaining aspects of the theater, psychology, and politics of execution.
Title:The Art of Executing Well: Rituals of Execution in Renaissance ItalyFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 1, 2008Publisher:Truman State University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1935503286

ISBN - 13:9781935503286

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comforting the condemned I have the print edition, and purchased it for a class. Kept it because it's interesting. This book provides an interesting approach to the Renaissance Italian tradition of preparing people to accept their deaths. Renaissance Catholicism's many minutiae play a major role in this tradition, and the inclusion of multiple primary document manuals and eyewitness narratives make this book very worth the time to read.
Date published: 2018-01-28