Torture / Edition 2

Torture / Edition 2

by Edward Peters
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0812215990

ISBN-13: 9780812215991

Pub. Date: 10/28/1996

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

"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

Overview

"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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812215991
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/1996
Edition description:
Expanded Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 8.50(d)
Lexile:
1560L (what's this?)

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