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By Franz Schmidt

ISBN-10: 1629144800

ISBN-13: 9781629144801

From 1573 to 1617, grasp Franz Schmidt was once the executioner for the cities of Bamberg and Nuremberg. in the course of that span, he in my opinion achieved greater than 350 humans whereas retaining a magazine all through his career.

A Hangman’s Diary is not just a set of particular writings via Schmidt approximately his paintings, but additionally an account of legal method in Germany throughout the center a long time. With research and clarification, editor Albrecht Keller and translators C. Calvert and A. W. Gruner have prepare a masterful tome that units the scene of execution day and places you in grasp Franz Schmidt’s footwear as he does his accountability for his country.

Originally released greater than 80 years in the past, A Hangman’s Diary offers a year-by-year breakdown on all of grasp Schmidt’s executions, which come with hangings, beheadings, and different equipment of homicide, in addition to causes of every crime and the cause of the punishment. a big vintage, A Hangman’s Diary is greater than a heritage lesson; it indicates the real anarchy that inhabited our international just a couple of hundred years ago.

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