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Remembering and Disremembering the Dead: Posthumous Punishment, Harm and Redemption over Time (Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife)

by Floris Tomasini

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 licence. This book is a multidisciplinary work that investigates the notion of posthumous harm over time. The question what is and when is death, affects how we understand the possibility of posthumous harm and redemption. Whilst it is impossible to hurt the dead, it is possible to harm the wishes, beliefs and memories of persons that once lived. In this way, this book highlights the vulnerability of the dead, and makes connections to a historical oeuvre, to add critical value to similar concepts in history that are overlooked by most philosophers. There is a long historical view of case studies that illustrate the conceptual character of posthumous punishment; that is, dissection and gibbetting of the criminal corpse after the Murder Act (1752),...

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Death & Grief, History, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Crime & Criminals, Professional & Technical, Professional Science, Science & Math, History & Philosophy
Size: 103 pages
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ILONA - Wolf Queen: The Civilis Saga - Part 2

by Peter Baggott

Two warnings to return home, drive Artorius Civilis northward. Torn between duty and family he must resolve the Legate-less 2nd Augusta before he can return to Rome. Lost in a snowstorm it leads him to a chance meeting and an unknown prophesy he must fulfil. The purge of Sejanus’ supporters continues and with only the Civilis family left to identify him, Victus Claudian must eradicate them all. An informant, an ambush, a final meeting in a snowy forest, Artorius is the first step, but in Genua, Naomi hides a growing secret. Abandoned with only his spatha, Artorius faces a life or death scenario as wolves smell his blood. A two-legged wolf becomes his saviour, changing his life forever. Marcus and Tia’s love flourishes as they raise the family estate from slaves to a village. With th...

Genre: History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, Historical Fiction, Nonfiction, European, Italian
Size: 350 pages
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Celtic Dragon: When Ireland Had Kings, Book 1

by Jalanne Barnes

Due to the graphic nature of this book, it is recommended that readers be at least 18 years of age.Tairrdelbach Ua Conchobair's mother was the great-granddaughter of Brian Bóru and that legacy meant everything to him. He was taught to respect and admire everything Bóru stood for. By the time he was eighteen, he was happy to be still alive, having witnessed some of the tremendous violence that followed the death of Brian Bóru.He spent fifty years forcing Ireland to change and evolve. His innovative ideas brought Ireland into European awareness. He came closer to establishing an Irish monarchy than any other man. He rose to power at a time when Ireland had no strong champion to step forward and defend her. When Ua Conchobair (O'Connor) did so, all of Ireland threw themselves behind his ca...

Genre: History, Ancient, Europe
Size: 393 pages
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