Year: 2004 Source: Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, (2004). 240p. SIEC No: 20070117

This edited book explores suicide in early modern Europe. 10 papers from a variety of perspectives are presented, including: the judicial treatment of suicide in Amsterdam; suicide & the Vicar General in London; controlling the body of the suicide in Saxony; the suicidal mind & body: examples from northern Germany, suicidal murders in Stockholm; ambivalence toward suicide in Golden Age Spain; the culture of self-sacrifice in Hungary; suicide, gender, & religion in Geneva; suicide in 1775 Paris; & the suicide of Sir Samuel Romilly.