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Humanity and the Scaffold

Synopsis
Examines punishment in the 18th century by comparing the systems used in England with those found in France at this time, illustrated using the examples of the hanging of Dick Turpin near York and the dismemberment of Cartouche in Paris. Looks at the evolution of these punishments, their impact on Enlightenment thinking, and reviews their effectiveness in dealing with crime.
Series
Enlightenment, The: Course A206
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min.
Year of production
1993
Availability
Off-air recording licence
Sale; 1998 sale: £145.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Subjects
History; Law
Keywords
capital punishment; crime; Enlightenment; France; history of the 18th century

Credits

Producer
Alison Tucker; Amanda Willett
Cast
Arlette Farge 
Jim Sharp 

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
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