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Kirchmeier, Christian (2016): Verbrechen als Exemplum. Zu Poetik und Pragmatik frühneuzeitlicher Kriminalliteratur am Beispiel des ‚aktenmäßigen Berichts‘ über Lips Tullian (1716). In: Internationales Archiv für Sozialgeschichte Der Deutschen Literatur, Vol. 41, No. 1: pp. 1-20 [PDF, 1MB]

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The paper analyses the legal files in the case against the murderer and bandit Lips Tullian that were published in 1716. It argues that these files form an intricate relation between literary poetics and social pragmatics: establishing the poetics of an anti-legend (Andre Jolles), they aim to control and prevent delinquency. Thus, it shall be shown how pre-modern crime literature participates in early 18th century governmentality.

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