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history of torture

by Brian Innes

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Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Torture -- History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    Other titlesTorture
    StatementBrian Innes.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHV8593 .I55 1998
    The Physical Object
    Pagination192 p. :
    Number of Pages192
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL357067M
    ISBN 100312184255
    LC Control Number98016947

    Get this from a library! The history of torture. [Brian Innes] -- Chronicles the history of torture and discusses how it has been used throughout history, what tools are used in most kinds of torture, how torture is used in modern warfare, and other related topics. In his book "History of Torture Throughout the Ages," George Ryley Scott notes that many primitive groups believed torture was downright inevitable among enemies. After all, ritual human sacrifice was a widespread practice, and initiation rites often involved some form Author: Jessika Toothman.

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History of torture by Brian Innes Download PDF EPUB FB2

This book relates the history and politics of torture up until the 's, after which the author appears to totally run of steam. The earlier accounts and politicial justification for the practice of torture are indeed most interesting, but you will find very little that relates to torture Cited by: This book, first published inapproaches torture through the ages by looking into the psychological aspects of the act itself, history, and technique.

Mass torture, prison torture, masochism, sadism, self-torture, crucifixion, water torture (the real one, not the silly history of torture book you see on television), squassation - it's all here, in vivid detail, along with enough illustrations to put it on the top shelf when the in-laws are by: 1.

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 Cited by: 8.

Chapters Earliest documented cases of torture in the Ancient world - beginning with the case of the Maccabees and their torture at the hands of the Syrians and ending with the Roman games (presumably drawing on Mannix's other book "Those about to Die")/5.

Eyewatering procession of modes and means of torture throughout world history, written by an author from the s with a surprisingly modern and radical perspective; he deplores animal torture as much as human, and justifiably criticises bullfights, halal/kosher slaughter and circuses as belonging to the past in the same way the stocks, the rack and the scavenger's daughter do/5.

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 by: 2.

This book highlights the use of torture throughout cultures and time while exploring both the possible global and cultural specific reasons for its widespread use. This book is a must read for history buffs and thanatophiles alike.5/5(5).

The history of punishment and torture makes for macabre and mesmerizing reading: retribution without mercy, medieval justice, hellish prisons, and ingenious methods of inflicting torment upon the body and mind. Trace a path from the days of harshest penalties to more modern methods of /5.

Dive into the macabre history of England and Old Europe in this treasure chest of historical sentences. In the pages of Medieval Punishments are abuses from a less enlightened period, creating a thoroughly researched historical document that sheds light on the evolution of society and how humans have maintained social order and addressed crime/5(12).

At the time of its first publication (), The History of Torture was the most complete repository of information on the subject ever assembled in one volume. Read more Read less Length: pages/5(14). In The History of Torture the complete story of torture is told, from its earliest uses right through to the present day.

This book explains the many tools and techniques of torture, which range from blatantly vicious methods to the most subtle of mental cruelties. In The History of Torture the complete story of torture is told, from its earliest uses right through to the present day.

This book explains the many tools and techniques of torture, which range from blatantly vicious methods to the most subtle of mental cruelties/5. A short book about the history of torture that is still used in our civilized societies Introduction Cruelty is the ugliest impulse in man, and the deliberate torture of other humans, whether from sad¬ ism, vindictiveness, or as a judicial process, is its vilest expression.

At the end of the book, the authors offer modern-day scenarios (while not necessarily utilizing the Rack, the Pear, the Gibbet or the Iron Maiden), and leave the reader with a question of what the reader can do - since torture has and probably never will become just another passage in a history book/5(29).

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 g from the ancient world to World War II, from the war in Algeria ( 62) to the torture of the IRA in Northern.

At the time of its first publication (), The History of Torture was the most complete repository of information on the subject ever assembled in one volume/5(2).

The History of Torture by DANIEL P. MANNIX and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at A Secret History of Torture by Cobain, Ian and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at However repugnant, torture has been practiced, 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 History of Torture tells the complete story, from the ancient world to the present day, from physical cruelty to mental torment.2/5(1).

The origin of torture dates back to A.D. when Roman jurists used torturous methods to obtain the truth. But what’s disturbing though is that over the years, people have come up with more methods to inflict pain and eventually death in the most horrifying ways imaginable.

A HISTORY OF TORTURE J:ure as the highest form of truth. Slaves were expected to lie if ques-tioned openly, particularly if they feared punishment from their master. But if tortured, slaves were considered to have sufficient reason to tell the truth—to end thetorture. Thus the Greek legal orator Demos-thenes, among others, could argue.The greater challenge of his book is the way he presents more ambiguous situations, like those involving police officers who did not participate in the torture but also took no action to stop it.‎The History of Torture tells the complete story of torture, from its earliest uses right up to the present day.

The book explains the tools and techniques of torture, from the first use of the rack in Ancient Greece to the use of modern drugs to elicit confessions. The book also details the fight ag.