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Torture (Expanded Edition) - (rev edition

Torture (Expanded Edition) (ISBN10: 0812215990; ISBN13: 9780812215991)
ISBN13: 978-0812215991
ISBN10: 0812215990

Summary: "Torture has ceased to exist," Victor Hugo claimed, with some justification, in 1874. Yet more than a century later, torture is used routinely in one out of every three countries. This book is about torture in Western society from earliest times to the present. A landmark study since its original publication a decade ago, Torture is now available in an expanded and updated paperback edition. Included for the first time is a broad and disturbing selection
of documents charting the historical practice of torture from the ancient Romans to the Khmer Rouge.
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Summary: "Torture has ceased to exist," Victor Hugo claimed, with some justification, in 1874. Yet more than a century later, torture is used routinely in one out of every three countries. This book is about torture in Western society from earliest times to the present. A landmark study since its original publication a decade ago, Torture is now available in an expanded and updated paperback edition. Included for the first time is a broad and disturbing selection of documents charting the historical practice of torture from the ancient Romans to the Khmer Rouge. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: (REV)96
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Year Published: 1996
International: No

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