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The History of Torture and Execution: From Early Civilization Through Medieval Times to the Present

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ISBN13: 9781585746224
ISBN10: 1585746223
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Throughout history, cultures around the world have found justice for the most extreme crimes by condemning the guilty to death. Retribution has been sought by many methods, from beheading, garroting, entombment, and burning to modern means such as electrocution and lethal injection. For the infliction of torturous pain, even more ingenious devices have been employed. While torture has usually been carried out behind closed doors, it is only recently that executions have ceased to be a popular public spectacle.

The History of Torture and Execution examines these fascinating but grisly subjects by time, region, and method. Beginning with the often crude methods of meting out justice used by early and first-millennium civilizations, and evolving from the sadistic tools of the medieval age to the modern search for humane execution methods, controversial issues are authoritatively covered. More than 180 black-and-white and color images illustrate the many and varied engines of this final punishment, and the inclusion of stories told by the victims themselves gives chilling insight into the horrors faced by prisoners condemned to die for their crimes.

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A full-color history of the cruel and violent ways in which humans have meted out punishment--from early civilizations to the present.

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cj16, March 22, 2007 (view all comments by cj16)
this book was heaps cool. It featured some gruesome stuff without getting to disgusting. It had heaps of information and was really interesting.I learnt so much from this book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781585746224
Subtitle:
From Early Civilization through Medieval Times to the Present
Author:
Kellaway, Jean
Publisher:
Lyons Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Penology
Subject:
Executions and executioners
Subject:
Punishment
Subject:
Torture
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Punishment -- History.
Subject:
Executions and executioners -- History.
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Number:
First edition
Edition Description:
First
Series Volume:
v. 13.
Publication Date:
20030301
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
color and bandw illustration
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Crime » Oversized Books
History and Social Science » Crime » Prisons and Prisoners
History and Social Science » Crime » Punishment
History and Social Science » Western Civilization » General
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Western Civilization

The History of Torture and Execution: From Early Civilization Through Medieval Times to the Present
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A full-color history of the cruel and violent ways in which humans have meted out punishment--from early civilizations to the present.

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