Torture

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9780812215991: Torture

"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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Edward Peters is Henry Charles Lea Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania. His publications include The Magician, the Witch, and the Law, Heresy and Authority in Medieval Europe, The First Crusade, and, with Alan C. Kors, Witchcraft in Europe, 400-1700: A Documentary History, all available from the University of Pennsylvania Press.

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"In the restrained prose of Torture lies a passionate message about the intentional violation of the bodies of human beings, in our time and in the past."—New York Times



"Torture goes beyond the solemn declaration of evil's banality. It offers an explanation of how institutional characteristics—even more strongly than personal ones like sadism or psychosis—produce that evil. It contributes to our understanding—if we dare call it that—of how creatures who begin by crying for their mothers can graduate to bashing in heads."—Philadelphia Inquirer



"A masterful analytical history of torture's emergence in Roman law, its insertion into the medieval law of proof, its gradual abolition after 1750, and its dreadful recrudescence in modern times. The book is an exemplary application of historical scholarship to an issue where emotions tend to run ahead of reason."—Times Literary Supplement

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Descrizione libro University of Pennsylvania Press, United States, 1996. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Expanded Edition. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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. Codice libro della libreria AAJ9780812215991

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Descrizione libro University of Pennsylvania Press, United States, 1996. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Expanded Edition. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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. Codice libro della libreria AAJ9780812215991

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Descrizione libro University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, 1996. Softcover. Condizione libro: New. Expanded Edition.. 304 pages. Softcover. New book. LAW. Torture, originally published as part four of Henry Charles Lea's Superstition and Force, is one of the most succinct accounts in English of the place of torture in the legal process from the Roman Empire to the nineteenth century. "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. Included for the first time in this edition is a broad and disturbing selection of documents charting the historical practice of torture from the ancient Romans to the Khmer Rouge. Edward Peters is Henry Charles Lea Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania. His publications include The Magician, the Witch, and the Law, Heresy and Authority in Medieval Europe, The First Crusade, and, with Alan C. Kors, Witchcraft in Europe, 400-1700: A Documentary History. "In the restrained prose of Torture lies a passionate message about the intentional violation of the bodies of human beings, in our time and in the past."ÑThe New York Times "Torture goes beyond the solemn declaration of evil's banality. It offers an explanation of how institutional characteristicsÑeven more strongly than personal ones like sadism or psychosisÑproduce that evil. It contributes to our understandingÑif we dare call it thatÑof how creatures who begin by crying for their mothers can graduate to bashing in heads."ÑPhiladelphia Inquirer "A masterful analytical history of torture's emergence in Roman law, its insertion into the medieval law of proof, its gradual abolition after 1750, and its dreadful recrudescence in modern times. The book is an exemplary application of historical scholarship to an issue where emotions tend to run ahead of reason."ÑTimes Literary Supplement (Key Words: Medieval History, Torture, Law, Henry Charles Lea, Edward Peters). book. Codice libro della libreria 76546X1

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Descrizione libro University of Pennsylvania Press. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Paperback. 304 pages. Dimensions: 8.4in. x 5.7in. x 0.7in.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. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Codice libro della libreria 9780812215991

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