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The History of Torture (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Brian Innes

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The History of Torture (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

Brian Innes

Series: Amber Classics

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However repugnant, torture has been practised, either publicly approved or clandestinely, for thousands of years. From the rack to electrodes, from witch- hunts to the Inquisition to a post-colonial world, torture is something we have always lived with. The History of Torture tells the complete story, from the ancient world to the present day, from physical cruelty to mental torment. The rack may be thought of as something medieval, but was first written about in ancient Greece, thumbscrews were introduced to western Europe from Russia in the 17th century, and with the 20th century came the use of electricity and hallucinogenic drugs to elicit confessions. Ranging from the ancient world to World War II, from the war in Algeria (1954- 62) to the torture of the IRA in Northern Ireland, from the torture of Native Americans to India, China, Japan and Cambodia's Killing Fields, the book also details the torture that has taken place since 9/11, in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and Guantanamo Bay. Meticulously researched, The History of Torture is illustrated with more than 100 etchings, paintings and photographs. It offers a remarkable overview of the uses and abuses of power, both within and outside the legal system.

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Imprint: Amber Books Ltd
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Amber Classics
Release date: April 2017
Authors: Brian Innes
Dimensions: 240 x 189 x 14mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Sewn
Pages: 192
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
ISBN-13: 978-1-78274-519-8
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Crime & criminology
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Violence in society
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Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Crime & criminology > Penology & punishment > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
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LSN: 1-78274-519-X
Barcode: 9781782745198

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