Torture / Edition 2

Torture / Edition 2

by Edward Peters
     
 

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

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"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
Sales rank:
1,289,762
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 8.50(d)
Lexile:
1560L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Expanded Edition
Editor's Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction: Torture - Past and Present - and the Historian
1A Delicate and Dangerous Business
2The Queen of Proofs and the Queen of Torments
3The Sleep of Reason
4'Engines of the State, not of Law'
5'To become, or to remain, human...'
A Bibliographical Essay
Bibliographical Addendum: Torture - History and Practice, 1985-1995
AppendixJudicial Torture - Documents and Commentary
Index

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