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Roman Murder Mystery: The True Story of Pompilia

Derek Parker
Format
Book
Published
Stroud : Sutton, 2001.
Language
English
ISBN
0750925825 (hbk.)
Summary
Roman Murder Mystery is a tale of duplicity, treachery and betrayal set in the most romantic period of Italian history, when children were married off for gain and society condoned the murder of adulterous wives.
Contents
  • 1. Marriage of a Most Beloved Daughter 11
  • 2. A Thousand Thousand Kisses 42
  • 3. A Prosecution for Elopement 74
  • 4. Only a Strip of Flesh 97
  • 5. Noble Precedents 114
  • 6. Strapado and the Vigil 144
  • 7. Trial in the Streets 152
  • 8. A Victim of Offended Honour 168
  • 9. Rope and the Guillotine 186
  • 10. White Shall not Neutralise the Black 201
  • Epilogue: Robert Browning's The Ring and the Book 210.
Description
xiii, 253 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., facsims., maps, ports. ; 21 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-246) and index.
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