Crime At El Escorial

Author: D. J. Walker
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 0761863567
Size: 39.76 MB
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Crime at El Escorial presents a comparative social and judicial analysis of an 1892 child murder, drawing from newspaper archives among other historical documents. D.J. Walker discusses the role of Spain’s intellectual elite in crystallizing dissatisfaction with the popular jury through its criticism of the “masses” and the impact of journalists’ fictionalized representations of the murder on public opinion.

Crime And Punishment

Author: Kathy Elgin
Publisher: Cherrytree Books
ISBN: 1842345397
Size: 59.16 MB
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Crime was a serious problem in Shakespeare's day, and those who broke the law were treated harshly. Vagrants and beggars were placed in the stocks or whipped out of town, while traitors and murderers were usually put to death. This book investigates the thieves, vagabonds, pickpockets, swindlers, rebels and cut-throats of Elizabethan England, and looks at how they were punished.

Spanish Women And The Colonial Wars Of The 1890s

Author: D. J. Walker
Publisher: LSU Press
ISBN: 0807134325
Size: 36.55 MB
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In the late 1890s, a journalist wrote, "Spanish women would rather weep at a husband's or a son's gravesite than blush for lack of patriotic fervor." Yet, at a time when women were expected to sacrifice their sons and husbands willingly for the sake of the nation, women organized and led three significant demonstrations against conscription in Spain. SPANISH WOMEN AND THE COLONIAL WARS OF THE 1890S contextualizes these demonstrations and elucidates what they suggested to contemporaries about the role of women in public life in late nineteenth-century Spain. The appendix includes excerpts from primary sources that present often-neglected ideas and programs of dissident women, including Teresa Claramunt, Soledad Gustavo, and Angeles Lopez de Ayala.