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Author Krogh, Tyge, 1954-

Title A Lutheran plague : murdering to die in the eighteenth century / by Tyge Krogh
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 226 pages) : illustrations
Series Studies in Central European histories, 1547-1217 ; v. 55
Studies in Central European histories ; v. 55. 1547-1217
Contents Introduction -- Frequency -- The murderers' social situation and mental state -- Religious motives -- The authorities and the murders -- Pietism and the murderers -- Motives -- Boundaries -- Divine demands -- Salvation of the soul -- A Lutheran
Summary To kill someone purely in order to be sentenced to death and then to die at the hands of the executioner! Such murders were alarmingly frequent in eighteenth-century Lutheran Europe. The book traces the complex motives behind these crimes -- an
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 2136-222) and index
Notes Libro electrónico de Brill 2012
Subject Capital punishment -- Europe, Northern -- History -- 18th century.
Criminal justice, Administration of -- Europe, Northern -- History -- 18th century.
Murder -- Europe, Northern.
Murderers -- Religious life -- Europe, Northern.
Murderers -- Europe, Northern -- Psychology.
Pietism -- Europe, Northern -- History -- 18th century.
Salvation -- Lutheran Church
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011039830
ISBN 9004221158