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

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Globe Pequot, Nov 15, 2002 - History - 192 pages
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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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This book gives a superficial explanation of the most popular forms of torture along with interesting information on each one. Read full review

Contents

CONTENTS
6
Roman Torture
20
The End of the Millennium
34
A Festival of Death
48
Branding
62
The Salem Sensation
76
Poor Houses
90
THE 2Orn CENTURY
134
Hanging and the Judicial System
148
Bloody Medieval Money
162
War Crimes of the Second World Wir
176
Conclusion
189
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JEAN KELLAWAY was born in Yorkshire, the youngest of six children. She studied social psychology at university then achieved her ambition of becoming a journalist, first on a local paper and then for a national agency, before beginning a career as a writer. Apart from studies of social history, she has written several novels centering on Britain's criminal justice system.

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