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Torture (Expanded Edition)

Torture (Expanded Edition) - rev edition

Torture (Expanded Edition) - rev edition

ISBN13: 9780812215991

ISBN10: 0812215990

Torture (Expanded Edition) by Edward Peters - ISBN 9780812215991
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: REV 96
Copyright: 1996
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
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Torture (Expanded Edition) by Edward Peters - ISBN 9780812215991

ISBN13: 9780812215991

ISBN10: 0812215990

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: REV 96

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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.

Author Bio

Peters, Edward : University of Pennsylvania

Edward Peters is Henry Charles Lea Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania. His publications include The Shadow King, The Magician, the Witch, and the Law, Heresy and Authority in Medieval Europe, Inquisition, and, with Alan C. Kors, Witchcraft in Europe, 1100-1700: A Documentary History, all available from the University of Pennsylvania