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Studies in Central European histories ; v. 55.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Introduction Frequency The murderers' social situation and mental state Religious motives The authorities and the murders Pietism and the murderers Motives Boundaries Divine demands Salvation of the soul A Lutheran plague The Danish decree of 1767 Measures taken against the suicide murders in Germany The role of suicide murders in the penal reform debates From salvation to insanity Conclusion Appendix : suicide murder cases in Copenhagen, 1697-1789.