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Author Krogh, Tyge, 1954-

Title A Lutheran plague [electronic resource] : murdering to die in the eighteenth century / by Tyge Krogh.

Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, c2012.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description vi, 226 p. : ill.
Series Studies in Central European histories, 1547-1217 ; v. 55
Studies in Central European histories ; v. 55.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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 plague -- The Danish decree of 1767 -- Measures taken against the suicide murders in Germany -- The role of suicide murders in the penal reform debates -- From salvation to insanity -- Conclusion -- Appendix : suicide murder cases in Copenhagen, 1697-1789.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Murder -- Europe, Northern.
Murderers -- Europe, Northern -- Psychology.
Murderers -- Religious life -- Europe, Northern.
Salvation -- Lutheran Church.
Pietism -- Europe, Northern -- History -- 18th century.
Capital punishment -- Europe, Northern -- History -- 18th century.
Criminal justice, Administration of -- Europe, Northern -- History -- 18th century.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9789004221154 (hardback : alk. paper)
9789004221376 (e-book)

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