Daniel Wojtucki, Kat i jego warsztat na Śląsku, Górnych Łużycach i w hrabstwie kłodzkim od początku XVI do połowy XIX wieku, Wydawnictwo DiG, Warszawa 2014, 559 s.

Marian Małecki

Abstrakt

Daniel Wojtucki, The Hangman and His Workshop in Silesia, Upper Lusatia, and Kladsko County from the Beginning of the 16th to the Mid- 19th Century, DiG Publishing House, Warszawa 2014, 559 p.
In his monograph The Hangman and His Workshop in Silesia, Upper Lusatia, and Kladsko County from the Beginning of the 16th to the Mid – 19th Century Daniel Wojtucki presents the profession of executioner. Having analysed historical sources, the author comprehensively characterizes the work of the executioner in the broad social context. He describes the profession on the background of the executioner’s family and presents a common approach to such a job. Particularly worth mentioning were some of the extraneous activities that the executioner took up and the collaborators with whom he cooperated. According to legal aspects, the author described the procedure for execution of a sentence as well as tools used in the executioner’s work. As an appendix, the author attached biographies of various executioners.

 

Słowa kluczowe: kat, egzekutor, Śląsk, Górne Łużyce, hrabstwo kłodzkie, tortury, kara śmierci

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