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1 Kane, Penny Victorian Families in Fact and Fiction
0312172214 / 9780312172213; The 19th century transition to a small family size in the Western world was unprecedented, and the reasons people began having fewer children are still not clear. Using contemporary novels, letters, biographies and poetry, this book brings forward the voices of the past to give their own comments and views on a wide range of issues which may have influenced that decision. Individuals in fact and fiction discuss families, love and marriage, as well as childbearing, child survival and what children meant to them - and their reactions to unwanted pregnancies. Their experiences reflect and amplify the demographic evidence of the period, and add life to the statistics. In the same way, their perspective on education, religion and the ideas and controversies of the period, as well as social mobility and social change, provide personal notes to the historical background against which their voices are heard. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
St. Martin's Press
New York, 1997, First Reprint Edition
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The History of Punishment, Lyons, Lewis
2 Lyons, Lewis The History of Punishment
0954435621 / 9780954435622; This book outlines changing ideas of law and punishment, from the ancient Babylonian Code of Hammurabi through Islamic Sharia Law to modern notions of rehabilitation and the continued practice of corporal and capital punishment. Discover strange and terrible methods of punishment amongs these pages, including the pillory, flogging, branding, hanging, drawing and quartering, the guillotine, the bastinado, death of a thousand cuts, the scavenger's daughter, crucifixion, lethal injections and the electric chair. With bibliography and index; well illustrated in black & white. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Amber Books
London, 2003, First Edition
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