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The History of Torture and Execution

By Jean Kellaway

A full-color history of the cruel and violent ways in which humans have meted out punishment--from early civilizations to the present.

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1585746223


Format: Book
Author: Kellaway, Jean
Title: The history of torture and execution / Jean Kellaway.
Publisher Date: New York : Lyons Press, c2003.
Subject: Torture -- History -- Pictorial works. Punishment -- History -- Pictorial works. Executions and executioners -- History -- Pictorial works.
Isbn: 1585746223 (pbk.) 9781585746224 (pbk.)
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Format: Book
Author: Kellaway, Jean
Title: The history of torture and execution / Jean Kellaway.
Edition: 1st pbk. ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Lyons Press, c2003.
Description: 192 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
Subjects: Torture -- History -- Pictorial works.
Subjects: Punishment -- History -- Pictorial works.
Subjects: Executions and executioners -- History -- Pictorial works.
Other Title: History of torture & execution
Notes: Includes index.
Contents: Introduction -- Early civilizations -- Death by the Nile -- Tyranny of the Greeks -- Martyrs of the arena -- Stoning -- Crucifixion -- Roman torture -- The first millennium -- The Vikings -- The Druids -- Slow death in China -- The Anglo-Saxons -- The bog bodies -- The end of the millennium -- Before the age of reason -- Ax and block -- Victims -- Swordsmen -- The bloody codes -- Traffic at Tyburn -- A festival of death -- Hanged, drawn and quartered -- The gibbet -- Burning -- Execution devices in Europe -- Water torture -- Amputation -- Banding -- The pillory -- Whipping -- Torture chamber -- Pressing to death -- Witch hunts in Europe -- Witch hunts in England -- The Salem sensation -- Papal inquisition -- Knights Templars -- The stifling of science -- Dungeons -- Jails -- A new world -- Poor houses -- Clapped in irons -- Asylums -- Prison reforms -- Silent and solitary confinement -- Transportation -- Hulks -- Hangmen -- Cheating the gallows -- Hanging : the drop -- Hangings behind closed doors -- Penalties for piracy -- Slavery -- Slave punishment -- Army discipline -- Navy discipline -- Forerunners of the guillotine -- The guillotine's innovators -- Guillotine in overdrive -- The 20th century -- Execution in the 21st century -- Last days of the guillotine -- Electric chair -- Gas chamber -- Lethal injection -- Firing squad -- Hanging and the judicial system -- Death row, USA -- A view from death row -- Death row, Asia -- Drug offenders and their fate -- State-sponsored torture -- Chain gangs -- Bloody money -- Prison conditions -- Crimes against the state -- Lynchings -- Concentration camps -- War crimes of the First World War -- Gulags -- War crimes of the Second World War -- War crimes in Asia -- Justice at Nuremberg -- Ethnic cleansing -- Conclusion -- Glossary.
ISBN: 1585746223 (pbk.)
ISBN: 9781585746224 (pbk.)
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Call Number: 364.67 Kel