9780300234282-0300234287-The Woman on the Windowsill: A Tale of Mystery in Several Parts

The Woman on the Windowsill: A Tale of Mystery in Several Parts

ISBN-13: 9780300234282
ISBN-10: 0300234287
Author: Sellers-Garcia, Sylvia
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Yale University Press
Format: Hardcover 296 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780300234282
ISBN-10: 0300234287
Author: Sellers-Garcia, Sylvia
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Yale University Press
Format: Hardcover 296 pages

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Acknowledged authors Sellers-Garcia, Sylvia wrote The Woman on the Windowsill: A Tale of Mystery in Several Parts comprising 296 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0300234287 and 9780300234282. Since then The Woman on the Windowsill: A Tale of Mystery in Several Parts textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.30 or rent at the marketplace.

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A true story of violence and punishment that illuminates a transformative moment in Guatemalan history

On the morning of July 1, 1800, a surveyor and mapmaker named Cayetano Díaz opened the window of his study in Guatemala City to find a horrific sight: a pair of severed breasts. Offering a meticulously researched and evocative account of the quest to find the perpetrator and understand the motives behind such a brutal act, this volume pinpoints the sensational crime as a watershed moment in Guatemalan history that radically changed the nature of justice and the established social order.

Sylvia Sellers-García reveals how this bizarre and macabre event spurred an increased attention to crime that resulted in more forceful policing and reflected important policy decisions not only in Guatemala but across Latin America. This fascinating book is both an engaging criminal case study and a broader consideration of the forces shaping Guatemala City at the brink of the modern era.
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