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The Trial of Jeanne Catherine: Infanticide in Early Modern Geneva

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Beam, Sara, The Trial of Jeanne Catherine: Infanticide in Early Modern Geneva, University of Toronto Press, 2021

Présentation

In 1686 in Geneva, a single mother named Jeanne Catherine Thomasset is charged with poisoning two young children: her own illegitimate daughter and the son of a rural wet nurse. So begins a harrowing criminal trial during which authorities interrogate Jeanne Catherine several times, sometimes with torture, to determine the truth.

The Trial of Jeanne Catherine is a suspenseful historical mystery that offers students the opportunity to learn about motherhood, child rearing, gender, religion, local politics, and the practice of criminal justice in early modern Europe. 

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La torture judiciaire en Europe occidentale
01 septembre 2012 - 30 juin 2013
30 juin 2013
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Sara Beam
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2021
Sara Beam