The Big Book of Pain: Torture & Punishment through History by Mark P. Donnelly, Daniel Diehl (Paperback, 2011)

The Big Book of Pain: Torture & Punishment through History by Mark P. Donnelly, Daniel Diehl (Paperback, 2011) For millennia mankind has devised ingenious and diabolical means of inflicting pain on fellow human beings This deplorable but seemingly universal trait has eaten away at mankind's very claim to civilisation Despite how repugnant the practice of torture appears to us today for at least 3000 years it formed part of most legal codes throughout Europe and the Far East The Big Book of Pain is an exploration of the systematic use throughout the ages of various means of punishment torture coercion and torment It takes the reader into the Ancient Roman Coliseum the medieval dungeon the Inquisitional interrogation the auto-da-fe the witch-trial and the worst of prisons It is a shocking and compelling study of the shameful methods and motives of the torturer and the executioner and of the heinous duty they have performed through the ages
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