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Victorian Families in Fact and Fiction

By: Kane, Penny

Price: $12.88

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1997

Edition: First Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 002869


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 ... View more info

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The History of Punishment

By: Lyons, Lewis

Price: $12.88

Publisher: London, Amber Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003143


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, le... View more info