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Ut by the medieval law While his memoirs offer an intriguing account of the manners and values of late medieval society his observations about human nature may come as a surprise The law and society have changed since the 17th century but people have changed very little This book contains graphic descriptions of medieval tortu. Excellent Written in a conversational style this book took me into the author s life and also the life of the citizens of Prague The people mentioned in this book are all real and so is not only entertaining but also a historical document Oil Painting intriguing account of the manners and values of late medieval society his observations about human nature may come as a surprise The law and society have changed since the 17th century but people have changed very little This book contains graphic descriptions of medieval tortu. Excellent Written Putins Russia in a conversational style this book took me Seducida (Esclava victoriana, into the author s life and also the life of the citizens of Prague The people mentioned Essential Juices and Smoothies in this book are all real and so Buttermilk Graffiti is not only entertaining but also a historical document

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The Memoirs of a Prague Executioner

A young man is about to graduate from medical school when a sudden shift of fate changes his life forever He becomes stuck in the most detested profession for the rest of his life and he is on his way to becoming the most well known executioner in the history of Bohemia Master Jan finds himself in the center of the historical. Interesting look at the work and status of executioners in Bohemia in the late 16th early 17th centuries Boring and repetitive in parts of the book Would have benefited by good editing

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Events of the time The religious and political turmoil of Bohemia culminates in the 1621 White Mountain Battle Czech Protestant rebels are defeated by Catholic forces and Master Jan is to execute 27 men who are his fellow Protestants The Old Town Executioner gives the reader a first hand account about how justice was carried o. A great way to learn the history of this time and placeI knew little about Prague save what I knew of Czechoslovakia under comunism This story was a great way to understand Bohemia and Europe


10 thoughts on “The Memoirs of a Prague Executioner

  1. says:

    This book could have been so much better The author did an amazing job with research background setting the stage then piues your interest about the subject matter After that though you never really get what you came to find because it is executed very poorly bad pun I know It reads like a children's textbook glossing over some of the finer points of the job of an executioner in favor of repeating hanging after hangin

  2. says:

    Interesting look at the work and status of executioners in Bohemia in the late 16th early 17th centuries Boring and repetitive in parts of the book Would have benefited by good editing

  3. says:

    Eyewitness account by the executioner during the Thirty Years war Historical background is interesting very dry but it kept my attention

  4. says:

    FascinatingThis book deserves several stars Normally I wouldn't choose this uniue topic or style but I'm than happy I did Top three best books I've ever read Thankyou

  5. says:

    I read this book immediately upon finishing Tyll which was a marvelous read because the bits about the professional executioners in Tyll were so titillating and I needed to know MORE This book is such an oddball It's an historical novel that makes no concessions to the taste of modern readers If you're reading it because you're into torture porn you'll be sorely disappointed If you're reading it for a glimpse into life in Bohemia during t

  6. says:

    A great way to learn the history of this time and placeI knew little about Prague save what I knew of Czechoslovakia under comunism This story was a great way to understand Bohemia and Europe

  7. says:

    Excellent Written in a conversational style this book took me into the author’s life and also the life of the citizens of Prague The people mentioned in this book are all real and so is not only entertaining but also a historical document

  8. says:

    During the time the focus of this book Jan Mydlar was the master executioner in late 16th to early 17th century Prague he executed his fair share ofwellexecutions Some instances were harder to swallow than others even for Mydlar a man accidentally thrust into one of the lowliest and most spat upon professions of medieval times I shan't spoil the reasons he found himself on the wielding side of the ax but I can

  9. says:

    I certainly didn't expect to like a book about the life of an executioner I thought I'd start the book then realize it wasn't worth reading and not finish it It turned out to be a good book Executioners had a somewhat schizophrenic life On one hand their services were needed as only those charged with being executioners could execute people s

  10. says:

    I guess I was hoping for something stylistically approachable as a historical document but the translation andor adapatation it's not really clear of the documents into the collouial particularly a bunch of criminals talking like Alabama rednecks kind of threw me That said it was an interesting and fairly uick read with tons of interesting detail I especially loved the details of Prague in the late 16th early 17th cent

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