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Author Janes, Regina, 1946-

Title Losing our heads : beheadings in literature and culture / Regina Janes.

Published New York : New York University Press, [2005]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  306.9 JANE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xv, 255 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-241) and index.
Contents Prologue: Head matters -- Introduction to a beheading -- Bouncing heads and scaffold dramas -- Power to the people : his pike and her guillotine -- At the sign of the Baptist's head -- African heads and imperial décolletage : beheadings in the colonies -- Epilogue: Craniate origins and headless futures.
Subject Beheading -- History.
Beheading in literature.
Executions and executioners in art.
Standard Number 9780814742693
ISBN 0814742696 (cloth : alk. paper)
081474270X (paperback: alk. paper)