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A Hangman's Diary: The Journal of Master Franz Schmidt, Public Executioner of Nuremberg, 1573-1617

Franz Schmidt



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Skyhorse Publishing
03 February 2015
Autobiography: historical, political & military; Diaries, letters & journals; History; Penology & punishment
From 1573 to 1617, Master Franz Schmidt was the executioner for the towns of Bamberg and Nuremberg. During that span, he personally executed more than 350 people while keeping a journal throughout his career. A Hangman's Diary is not only a collection of detailed writings by Schmidt about his work, but also an account of criminal procedure in Germany during the Middle Ages.
By:   Franz Schmidt
Imprint:   Skyhorse Publishing
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 133mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   293g
ISBN:   9781629144801
ISBN 10:   1629144800
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   03 February 2015
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Master Franz Schmidt (1555 1634) was an executioner in Nuremberg. Starting the profession at age eighteen (under the supervision of his father), he performed more than 350 executions during his forty-five years of service.

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