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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Book Description Mercury Books, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: n. Brand New Hardcover with dust jacket, clean, tight, unmarked,() Throughout history, cultures around the world have found justice for the most extreme crimes by condemning the guilty to death. Retribution has been served by many methods, from beheading, garroting, entombment, and burning, to modern means such as electrocution and lethal injection. And in the process of inflicting tortuous pain, even more ingenious devices have been employed. While torture has usually been carried out behind closed doors, it is only recently that executions have ceased to be a popular and public spectacle. 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, controversial issues are authoritatively covered. Pictures are available on request. All orders are shipped by Kbooks on Mon, Wed & Fri USPS Media Mail for American orders and Canada Post for Canada bound orders (from Toronto). Overweight books (>1 kg) dispatched outside North America may require additional shipping charges. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000026957
Book Description Mercury Books, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1904668038
Book Description Mercury Books, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1904668038
Book Description Mercury Books, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P111904668038
Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97819046680391.0