Death in the Tiergarten

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Juni 2004



From Alexanderplatz, the bustling Berlin square ringed by bleak slums, to Moabit, site of the city's most feared prison, this book illuminates the culture of criminal justice in late imperial Germany. Hett explores the lawyers, judges, jurors, thieves, pimps, and murderers who inhabited this world and examines how the law reflected the broader urban culture and politics of a rapidly changing city.


This new book is a terrific read. It leads its readers into the lost world of Berlin's courts in the last two and a half decades before World War One. Hett has done a remarkable job bringing to life the social and cultural history of criminal law, courtroom culture, and its popular reception in Wilhelmine Berlin. Throughout, he weaves accounts of specific trials into an analysis of the transformation of the criminal justice system.--Julia Bruggemann "H-Net "
EAN: 9780674013179
ISBN: 0674013174
Untertitel: Murder and Criminal Justice in the Kaiser's Berlin. 8 halftones, 1 line illustration. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Harvard University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2004
Seitenanzahl: 320 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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