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    DescriptionThroughout 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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    Title
    History of Torture and Execution
    Subtitle
    From Early Civilization Through Medieval Times to the Present
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jean Kellaway
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 216 mm
    Height: 269 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 880 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781585746224
    ISBN 10: 1585746223
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25520
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: CRI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.3
    BIC subject category V2: JKV
    Libri: I-HP
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC classification: D
    Abridged Dewey: 909
    BISAC V2.8: SOC030000
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 364.67
    DC22: 364.67
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    Thema V1.0: JKVP, JKV
    Publisher
    Globe Pequot Press
    Imprint name
    The Lyons Press
    Publication date
    01 March 2003
    Publication City/Country
    CT
    Back cover copy
    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.