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 view achieved greater than 350 humans whereas protecting a magazine all through his career.

A Hangman’s Diary is not just a suite of particular writings by way of Schmidt approximately his paintings, but in addition an account of legal process in Germany through the heart a while. With research and rationalization, 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 responsibility for his country.

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

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