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The Resource The trial of Jeanne Catherine : infanticide in early modern Geneva, edited and translated by Sara Beam

The trial of Jeanne Catherine : infanticide in early modern Geneva, edited and translated by Sara Beam

Label
The trial of Jeanne Catherine : infanticide in early modern Geneva
Title
The trial of Jeanne Catherine
Title remainder
infanticide in early modern Geneva
Statement of responsibility
edited and translated by Sara Beam
Contributor
Editor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"In 1686 in Geneva, a single mother named Jeanne Catherine Thomasset was charged with poisoning two young children: her own illegitimate daughter and the son of a rural wet nurse. This began a protracted criminal trial during which authorities interrogated Jeanne Catherine several times, sometimes with torture, in order to determine the truth. Throughout, Jeanne Catherine consistently maintained her innocence and expressed distress at her daughter's death. The Trial of Jeanne Catherine is a suspenseful historical mystery offering key information about early modern motherhood, child rearing, gender, religion, local politics, and the practice of criminal justice in the seventeenth century. The book provides the complete trial transcript as well as the deliberations of the Genevan authorities and relevant correspondence, allowing students to analyse and draw their own conclusions about the reasons for infanticide prosecutions as well as their impact on the experience of motherhood in early modern Europe."--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
NLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Beam, Sara
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thomasset, Jeanne Catherine
  • Trials (Infanticide)
  • Infanticide
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Motherhood
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Infanticide
  • Motherhood
  • Trials
  • Trials (Infanticide)
  • Switzerland
Label
The trial of Jeanne Catherine : infanticide in early modern Geneva, edited and translated by Sara Beam
Instantiates
Publication
Note
This volume presents all the documents of the trial, translated into English from the original French
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-143) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 154 pages
Isbn
9781487587680
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1197627604
Label
The trial of Jeanne Catherine : infanticide in early modern Geneva, edited and translated by Sara Beam
Publication
Note
This volume presents all the documents of the trial, translated into English from the original French
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-143) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 154 pages
Isbn
9781487587680
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1197627604

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