Death Comes to the Maiden: Sex and Execution 1431-1933

Death Comes to the Maiden: Sex and Execution 1431-1933

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In 1791, the French femme de lettres Olympe de Gouges wrote that 'as women have the right to take their places on the scaffold, they must also have the right to take their seats in government'. This book explores the issues of female emancipation through the history of female execution, from the burning of Joan of Arc in 1431 to the events of the French revolution.

Concentrating on individual victims, the author addresses the sexual attitudes and prejudices encountered… (more)

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Book Details  


Publisher: Routledge (April 26, 2013)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 296 pages

File size: 8 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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