Torture

by Manfred Nowak (Author), Henry Charles Lea (Author), Edward Peters (Author)
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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.

Contributor
Edward Peters (Introduction author)
Publication date
March 01, 2018
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Collection
Page count
304
ISBN
9781512821697
Paper ISBN
9780812215991