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The Resource Tales from the German underworld : crime and punishment in the nineteenth century, Richard J. Evans

Tales from the German underworld : crime and punishment in the nineteenth century, Richard J. Evans

Label
Tales from the German underworld : crime and punishment in the nineteenth century
Title
Tales from the German underworld
Title remainder
crime and punishment in the nineteenth century
Statement of responsibility
Richard J. Evans
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Through the means of four narratives from the nineteenth-century German underworld, this book explores an intriguing array of questions about criminality, punishment and social exclusion in modern German history. Drawing on hitherto unexplored legal documents and police files, Richard J. Evans recounts the epic adventures of an art teacher imprisoned for forging bank notes, then transported to Siberia with a gang of violent Prussian felons in 1802; the tragic sufferings of a drunken female vagrant whipped repeatedly by the authorities in Bremen in the 1820s and 30s for the crime of persistently returning to the city after being expelled; the comical and fantastic personal and political deceptions of a con man arrested in the 1860s for not paying his hotel bill; and the ironic career of a young woman who drifts into prostitution after bearing an illegitimate child and discovers the underworld to be much less cruel and immoral than the 'respectable' society from which she was rejected
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Evans, Richard J
Dewey number
364.6/0943/09034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6974
LC item number
.E95 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Crime
  • Criminals
  • Detective and mystery stories, German
Label
Tales from the German underworld : crime and punishment in the nineteenth century, Richard J. Evans
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-269) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1.
  • The Prussian Convicts' Journey to Siberia
  • 2.
  • 'The Bailiff's Magic Rod'
  • 3.
  • The Many Identities of Franz Ernst
  • 4.
  • The Life and Death of a Lost Woman
Control code
37820127
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 278 pages
Isbn
9780300072242
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
97044612
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Tales from the German underworld : crime and punishment in the nineteenth century, Richard J. Evans
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-269) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1.
  • The Prussian Convicts' Journey to Siberia
  • 2.
  • 'The Bailiff's Magic Rod'
  • 3.
  • The Many Identities of Franz Ernst
  • 4.
  • The Life and Death of a Lost Woman
Control code
37820127
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 278 pages
Isbn
9780300072242
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
97044612
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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